Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’

The Aviary

Up-Coming Solo Show: “The Aviary”

Opening Reception:
Friday, July 19, 5:30-7:30PM

The show will be on display the second floor

Studio Place Arts (SPA)
201 N Main St
Barre, VT 05641

An Aviary is a large enclosure for confining birds. In the Strange Dolls’ Aviary you will find birds that have become so comfortable living outside of their natural habitat, that they have started to adopt certain humanoid traits. Enjoy anthropomorphic sculptures and prints of these dandies and ladies on the 2nd floor of Studio Place Arts in Barre from July 19 through August 13. 2013.

Hope to see you there!

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I am back from the Somerville craft show and from a few days of vacation and –finally — taken the time to photograph everything that has been brewing in my studio for the last few weeks. I have a lot of offerings of gifty types of items – beautiful black resin framed prints, magnets, new dolls, and brooches. Feel free to peruse my site and enjoy! If you have any questions let me know! SHOP NOW at www.strangedolls.net.

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Really cool photos that Leslie Fry shot after I finished casting various things into some more molds we made. Shown in the photos are translucent resin, plaster, rubber, and plastic.

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This weekend I took a 2 day intensive workshop with one of my favorite local sculptors: Leslie Fry! It was a workshop to learn mold making and casting. I’ve been trying to learn more over the last year but it was time to hire a professional to tell me what the hell I am doing wrong.

She warned us that most of her casting students decide at the end of the workshop that they have no desire to ever touch the stuff again. As I learned, the process of creating a 3D mold of say, a doll head, is a long and tedious, enormously messy, task that creates a tremendous amount of waste. And after all of that work, you may not even have a mold worth using because of all of the things that can go wrong along the way. I found the process unbelievably laborious and messy but I haven’t given up. I honestly think that had a lot to do with the way Leslie taught the class.

Most of all I am excited about how mold making will open up opportunities to work with different materials. Last year I experimented with spray rubber, resin, plaster, chocolate, mold making, and plastics. I’m excited about using my dolls in different mediums that are not just cloth and clay any more.

I met some great women this weekend! There were 5 of us from all over Vermont and New York… and one a local senator. I was in the accompaniment of Kerin Rose, Erika Lawlor, Diane Snelling, and Christine Webster.

The workshop was held at Leslie’s studio. The photos below are from her many amazing creations – many of which are artfully arranged on her property and throughout her home and studio.

When I grow up I want a “sculpture garden” too!

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