Lately I’ve been messing around with making strange art dolls.
Here is an example. Yep…pretty weird I know. I made her face with scrunched up aluminium foil and some kind of wall plaster stuff.
Because I don’t have any polymer clay to make tiny hands and feet, and because I’m lazy but resourceful 🙂 I thought I could always just chop off some Barbie doll hands and feet and use those in a kind of an assemblage type way.
So…the other day I bought 25 Barbie dolls.
What fascinating things they are. I have such mixed feelings about them.
I don’t think I really played much with Barbies as a child. More often than not I had my head in a book, so now looking at these dolls I feel like a bit of a child again. Maybe just a big much more macabre type of child because I have all these ideas racing around in my head as to what I can DO with Barbies….before I chop them all into little pieces. Ha!
They make good models. Always do as they are told – well mostly. (They don’t bend as you would like!) They don’t charge a fee….don’t whine when they’ve had enough…
I think I’m going to enjoy playing with Barbies for a while before it’s time to bring out the hacksaw…
Tonight I messed about in photoshop putting human features onto a Barbies face. I honestly didn’t mean this to look “naughty”. Some reactions on Facebook are that she’s a bad Barbie. Like I said…she’ll do most things, but sitting all lady like is not one. I know…it doesn’t help that she is naked…but hey, I was aiming for something arty – in a creepy kind of way.
Let’s just say this was my first nude photoshoot.