they think of pictures on a wall, perhaps a sculpture,
but perhaps they have not considered the Art Doll.
These are not your mass-produced teddy bears or stuffed animals.
They are not a simple knit toy.
They are exceptionally detailed,
emotionally engaging, pieces of work
that you would be proud to display.
Artists who work in this medium, have been crafting their skills for many years,
and the pieces they create are awe inspiring, and even mind bending at times.
Due to the extensive time and skill it takes to create each one of these handmade art dolls,
the most popular artists have huge followings,
often long waiting lists for a commissioned piece,
and a mad dash by followers to purchase a piece when they do.
I would like to introduce you to three artists,
so that you can better understand the passion, skill, and creativity that goes into these pieces,
as well as the time, cost, and effort that goes into each of these creations. "
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It is very subjective with no fixed criteria.
All of my dolls (or figurative sculptures) start with an idea,
an invitation to reflect.
Is what emerges art?
It is certainly 'artistic'
in that the doll making process explores colour and shape and perspective.
It is certainly 'transformational art'
because I am transformed in the process of creation.
But all I can affirm is that for me,
creating dolls makes my soul sing,
gives me a voice,
helps me to live consciously and attentively.