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Dry Point Etching

I have begun to explore printmaking on a steady basis. My newest venture is working with drypoint etching. Dry point etching is where you scratch your image into a plastic or metal plate and then print that image onto paper with a press and ink.

Tipper

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. 

Xylophone Angel

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.

Pez Dispensing Totem

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.

Girl Power

New set of art dolls I created using vintage tin, wood, wire, paper and fibers. They are meant to be displayed hanging from their wire.

Wire Woven Art Doll

 

 

I have been working a lot with wire woven pine needles. I have multiple colors to shoose from. The arms are ceramic doll arms, the legs are rusted nails, clay face, and paper trim on the lower half of the dress. The background image is one of my multicolored monoprints.

New Art Dolls

"Art Doll 11"

 

"Art Doll D"

Wire Woven Art Doll

 

 

This art doll has reddish color pine needles that are woven with wire. The pine needles come in 12" lengths, and are cut inhalf.. The bottom ruffle is made from paper and hand sewn in place. The legs are rusted nails that I collect from work.

 

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