I feel that doll making complements the 'placebo effect'.
When I make a figure,
I usually set an intention;
I engage with the doll;
dialogue with materials and processes and patterns;
develop a relationship with the doll and the voices that are wanting to be heard.
I contemplate and meditate and reflect.
I feel I am not alone: I have a soul companion.
When a figure sits completed,
it acts as a muse:
encouraging, facilitating change and gifting hope.
The process and product of creating a doll is always transformative
but I feel, only together with many other elements which produce the 'placebo effect'.