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Stranger Factory Gallery Show

Last night, June 1st 2018, the Group show Toymakers of Planet Earth II opened at Stranger Factory Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am very honored to have three works exhibited there currently, which I can finally share with you here! This first doll sculpture is called The Moth Keeper. She is a standing piece made of vintage textiles, antique lace, clay, embroidery, paper and wood. She wears a little diorama in her dress displaying paper moths. The Moth Keeper is a melancholic creature, inspired by the antique doll. In this piece I try to capture some sense of the…

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Amathyst, a new doll in a box

A new dreamy textile doll arrived in my shop! She comes in a beautiful vintage presentation box, of which I found a few in a local shop here. They look so old and from another time and place, they inspired me to make this new textile creature. The doll is called Amathyst. For her I used a lot of lovely vintage and antique lace, dusty pink Teeswater fleece and beads. I painted ivy branches over her neck and face with water colors. On her chest she wears a little amethyst, and flowers made of vintage lace and gold thread.