She is made from vintage metal funnel, letter block, porcelain head and hands, leather arms, wire and a metal hat.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
I know that some people ask me where I get some of my inspiration from and I thought I would share that with you in regards to Pippa.
The image below is art work by John Whipple titled "Balloon Girl."
I completely fell in love with her and mentally it was on my art bucket list of things to try out.
Of course I didn't have anything to use to create my version, so I patiently waited until I came across objects that I would use. Lucky for me, I found what I needed this past summer and it has taken me until now to complete. The original head was porcelain and fit just right until it hit the floor and smashed into a million pieces. Needless to say I was pretty ticked about that, but I painfully moved on and replaced it with the one she is currently sporting. What usually takes me the most time with my creations is the structural part of it. I am driven to make sure that it is solidly pieced together.
Monday, December 1, 2014
This a photo I'm re-posting from an art show I took part in several years back and the concept was to alter a Barbie Doll. After giving her a new shape using masking tape, I covered her entire body with Apoxie Sculpt wrapped in wire. She was pretty solid when I was done with her.
What I was trying to convey with her was that women are bombarded with so many commitments, expectations and responsibilities from so many directions that the feeling is that of confinement.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
At times I will attempt to revisit the raw style I use to have when I first started creating assemblages, and no matter how hard I try, that style has evolved permanently. I try to embrace the past and move forward with an openness to whatever comes.