Saturday, May 2, 2009

Barbie Redux

The dolls were made for a juried Barbie Redux Art Show being hosted by Patricia Anders at The Ten Women Gallery in Venice Beach, Calif. Barbie turns 50 this year and to celebrate her big year, Tricia came up with this great idea to host an altered Barbie Doll Show. Anyone can submit for a small fee. For all the details on the show, check out Tricia's website!

With intentions to use them some day, I had purchased some Paverpol and Apoxie Sculpt at the beginning of the year and let it sit around until now. Both products are just wonderful to work with!! All the dolls created for the show were done with these two products. I had decided to make four dolls to submit for the show and all but one has worked out. She still may be salvageable.




I have been working with wire for a while now and wanted to somehow incorporate it in to the dolls. Doll number four is the only doll that I haven't used wire on. Yet!


Doll #2



Doll #1



I tried to leave the dolls original face intact but it just didn't work out that way. It didn't seem to fit with something so sculptural. So, the only original parts still visible on dolls one and two are the feet and hands. Doll number four had her arms, lower body section and head removed, however, I did reattach her head.

















6 comments:

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

Ooooo - Crucified Barbi
in Chains!

She's fab, Carla ... .

Jjj

Heartinmyhand said...

Love them. Love the chains

stregata said...

Love those sculptured Barbies!! And thank you for your comment about the rosary I made and for visiting my blog! I have had you on my favourites list on Etsy for some time now, I love your art dolls!
Renate

cat said...

Judith - That's a great title! She could also be the resurrection Barbie.
Thanks for stopping by and your wonderful comments!

Heartinmyhand - Thanks!

stregata - Thanks for stopping by my blog and Etsy! Maybe sometime we can swap art work?! I do love your work as well!

Cathy Mendola said...

Oh WOW! I'm loving your 'barbies'.
I heard about Tricia putting this show together and really want to try this myself but haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe your's are the perfect inspiration! Thanks for showing us.

cat said...

Thanks Cathy!
You still have until the end of this month to submit some work! It's been fun and challenging!