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.