Corpse Paint, Devils, and the Undead
The dolls' clothing are made from combining a mixture of wire, rubber, plastics and cheesecloth. The clay parts are hand sculpted from a mix of air dry clays and plaster.
I adore expressing decay in doll form through the use of burned plastics and exposed wire armature (the “skeleton” of dolls).
The sculpts are inspired by Persephone. In Greek mythology, Persephone is the Queen of the Underworld, and your hostess as you pass from the living to the afterlife. She is reaching out her hand to welcome you to her kingdom. I created 2 of these dolls in 2016.
The corpse paint dolls were a series of dolls I created in 2014. They are characterized by ghoulishly painted faces, torn black fabric dresses with a ruched bodice and collar. The clothing is hand sewn. The bodies are made from sculpts that are cast in resin and sewn to a cloth body. They are 13 inches tall.
If you are not familiar with corpse paint, think Alice Cooper. But its origins are from black metal. I have made many of these dolls from 2014 - 2016.
There were 3 sculptures in this series of Soul Eaters. A trinity of women that subsist on the souls of men.
They stand 28 inches tall and are mounted to a wood base. The body is hand sculpted using a mixture of air dry clay. The clothing is fashioned from recycled materials: crab pincers, snail feet, chain, plaster, cheesecloth... and Lord Gallow's hair. These Soul Eaters were made in 2014.
Val was a series of flapper vamps I made in 2013. She has a rag doll quality, much like all of the cast resin dolls I have made. She is 12" tall and her clothing is hand sewn.
This doll is a cross between Louise Brooks and Theda Bara. She has a simple, flapper style with sharp fangs! She is made to hang on the wall, she has a wire hanger on the back of the head, or she can sit on a shelf. I created several of these dolls in 2013.
The zombie girls were created in 2013. There are 3 of them in the series. A trinity of the undead.
This Zombie Girl stands 19" tall. She is a hand made sculpture. She was sculpted from Aves Apoxie Sculpt and painted with acrylic paint. Her clothing was fashioned on to her body and sewn. She is affixed to a wood base.
The "Eat Your Heart Out" Dolls were created in 2014 to celebrate the Valentine's season with a little dash of ferocity. I created 3 sculptures for this theme, as well accompanying jewelry.
Each heart was handsculpted using Paperclay and then cast in resin and hand painted with acrylic paint. They came with ribbon necklaces.
Haemolacria is a physical condition that causes a person to produce tears that are partially composed of blood. It can manifest as tears that are anything from merely red-tinged to appearing to be entirely made of blood. When this condition appeared in historic times it was thought to be tied to religious persecution or ecstacy.
This series of dolls are 12 inches tall. They are made of Urethane resin. Their clothing is white and lacy to reflect their purity. Their hair is black mohair.