Many of the materials used in my folk art dolls are recycled clothing, found objects, fallen nature and clay. My goal is to create objects of beauty that are not refined but somewhat raw, that invoke a simpler past before everything shined and glimmered. It is my hope that in doing so, we can see that even though something is no longer of use in its original application it can be re-purposed and still have some value.
I begin to put things together until I have not only create a piece but also a story that accompanies it. The folk dolls are the dream keepers, peace makers and Luna sisters of harmony, they are imps of our emotions and the keepers of our humanity.
I have also started to explore some cultural themed dolls such as Red- bounded beauty as well as some dolls that have just been a whole lot of fun to make. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I did making them.
The Peace Keeper
The Dream Keeper
The Luna Sisters- Harmony