Sunday, December 28, 2014

Here a Head, There an Arm, Everywhere a Doll Part ...

Most altered art assemblage artists have a stash of vintage (or new) bisque doll heads to use in their work. They add an intriguing combination of beauty and eerie strangeness to a piece.

Some of us have even been known to go retro and use and celluloid or newer plastic doll heads and/or body parts. I like to use them because they're soft and cut easily into the shapes I want them to be.
Here's one piece I made which was a challenge piece that was to based on Lou Reed's "Take a Walk on the Wild Side." I used a plastic doll head and altered it to so it would lay flat on the front of the mini-shrine.
"Take a Walk on the Wild Side" Altered Kitchen Match Box by Tristan Robin Blakeman

This is a steampunk themed shadowbox that utilizes a porcelain doll head and porcelain baby doll arm ... I love the quirky charm they add!  

Steampunk Style Shadowbox by Tristan Robin Blakeman

Taking my daily walk through Pinterest today, I found some wonderful examples of ways artists have used their stash of porcelain doll heads (at least, they all LOOK like porcelain to me). I don't have any idea who created these works, so if they're yours, PLEASE post below and identify your work so I can give you credit for your terrific work!

Do leave a link to photos of porcelain or celluloid doll parts that you've used in art work in comment section below! I'd love to see what YOU'VE created with these delightful treasures from the past.

and then...go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan

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