Mixed media art doll Tipper. She is back from an extended stay at Tito's Gallery located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She measures 10.5"x2.5'x1". Her legs are cotton fabric stuffed with polyfil and then painted. Her arms are made from wire and feet are porcelain.
This recycled Xylophone was made with a thick cardboard backing and it was an interesting challenge attaching it to the wooden piece behind it. The wings and face are ceramic pieces and the arms are porcelain. All of the colored metal buttons are vintage.
Several years back I took an on-line assemblage class creating a Pez Dispensing Totem. One challenge in the class was to create something and still have a fully functioning dispenser. My final product was a working pez dispenser, however, when I decided to sell my art doll, I landed up covering the mechanism that would allow for the head to slide back, which pushes the candy forward. You could still pull the whole head straight up.