A place to park the dolls I've made and to talk about how they came to be.
All photos and text Copyright Fayme Harper 2011
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Primitive Style Art Doll
It was very hard for me to make an ugly doll on purpose. At the same time it was very cathartic. I kept thinking how hard life is, how we all get beat up, how we earn scars, how we are often blinded to the truth. Each stitch reminded me of the slings and arrows of misfortune that scar us. I kept finding myself wanting to 'pretty' the doll up. Right now I have on leg warmer left to knit and some sort of neck trim to sew on and maybe a bracelet and then I'll be done.
People walking by would see me, then see the doll then look back and me and I couldn't help but wonder what they were thinking.
I am torn between naming the doll San Luis Obispo Sue or Beverly after the store all her parts came from.