Thursday, January 13, 2011

Art Doll Challenge - work in progress

Chris Fondi, Joyce Compton and I have given each other some challenges to work on for our joint show.  Joyce gave each of us a muslin doll to turn into an art doll.  It has absurd proportions, stupid joints, and a T shape pose.  I decided to take a fun approach.  I painted it dark blue and cover it with buttons. The face is a cover button that I made.  The hair is ball fringe.  (Ball fringe was on sale at Construction Junction.  I binged at $.75 a yard.)

I like the whimsicality of the doll and am thinking about having him juggle the cover buttons at his feet.  A button clown of absurd proportions!

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