I suppose I have off-beat tastes when it comes to dolls.Â While I appreciate those who render life-like miniature scultpuresÂ what I look for in art dolls is more of a narrative quality.Â I love dolls that look like they stepped right out of the pages of a children’s book.Â Perhaps that’s because I am also an illustrator.Â Here are 3 wonderful examples, not neccessary polymer clay.Â Although I could see similar treatments being produced with polymer:
Doll by EJ Taylor.Â You must look through his gallery.Â This is a prime example of doll-making as an art-form.
My all time favorite doll by Marlaine Verhelst.Â I love the use of restricted color to add drama.Â
Shelley Thornton’s dolls spring from that well of children’s books.Â The artist is a former illustrator.Â Â Â I love the mix of fabricsÂ in her dresses and the fairy tale feeling of each doll.Â Her dollsÂ use soft-sculpture techniquesÂ , butÂ I inspiration in a cross-section of disciplines.
[tags]polymer clay, dolls, doll-making[/tags]
By heather powers
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