I took a ceramic class this past fall and these two busts are the fruits of my labor. I have several more that I will post later. The bust on the left had its holes glazed accidentally but over overall I was pleased with the results and hopefully I'm able to work in some time to take another class this coming spring.
Was in a very creative mood last week and came up with four new assemblage art dolls that have a bit a twist to them. The bottom wire is one of many bed springs I scored at the antique show last summer. My sister gave me a stack of crazy quilt squares and I used one for the skirt. The squares with the embroidered stitching is just amazing work. I'll have to post and share some of my treasures.
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.
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.