These dolls are totems to letting go, moving on, and to healing wounds (though the scars will be pretty interesting) – as well as a cautionary tale about wearing your heart on your sleeve. These ladies have been collecting hooks over time and are now in the process of slowly pulling them out.
They are 18.5 inches tall sculptures that are mounted to a wood base. They are hand sculpted using a mix of polymer clays that, when cured, have a very lifelike, pristine quality. Their clothing is white velveteen and 100% cotton to represent their innocence. They are topped with real human hair. They have metal hooks in their back and their hands are pulling them out with fishing line as they look forward with eyes filled with disillusionment and acceptance of the process.
To compliment the sculptures, I collaborated with jewelry designer, Annika Rundberg, in creating emblems of the dangers of wearing your heart on your sleeve. I chose concept over function using genuine fish hooks. They are SHARP! The most dangerous parts are bound though they have tiny barbs that have potential to getting caught in ones hair – or an embrace. Wear them as a symbol but not recommended for daily wear.
This sculptures will be on display through the month of October for the annual Art of Horror exhibition and the jewelry is available through my etsy shop. Please contact me if you would like to red dot any of these items: info at strangedolls dot net
The sculptures are $498 each and the earrings are $38 (large) and $28 (small)