Check out this article about doll artist Amanda Louise Spayd. Her creepy-antique-weird dolls seem to start out as polymer clay sculpts with inserted glass eyes and resin casts of real human teeth from the artist’s collection of baby teeth. Visit also her website and her blog.
Steampunk meets Tim Burton in the work of Stephane Heureux. I don’t exactly read French, but the artist’s website seems to be pretty slim on identifying details. Nevertheless, his (or her? Like I said, slim on details) dolls, machines, suits, and everything else are a completely different flavor of adorable-creepy and something I’d like to [...]
Today I have for you a couple of great Halloween-themed creepy artists.
LoopyBoopy works in the same creepy/primitive category as Michelle Steele and Scott Radke. Her polymer clay “dead kids” use marbles for eyes and include tragic little stories about their lives. You can find LoopyBoopy on Etsy or Flickr and there’s an interesting [...]
Apparently I’m doing a series on paperclay-over-cloth dolls. Really, it wasn’t intentional. I’ve been meaning to blog about Melisa Matkin, the artistic power behind Coppermouse Dolls, for a while, and it just happened that she has some work-in-progress photos on her blog that detail her sculpting process.
But first, let’s talk about her dolls. [...]
In honor of Pirates of the Carribbean III (and in an unrepentant attempt to capture search engine traffic), I’ve decided to show you some pirate dolls today.
This first one is an homage to Johnny Depp as the inimitable Cap’n Jack Sparrow, by Wendy Rinehart. Like all her work, Cap’n Jack is amusing, well-posed and well-costumed. [...]
Remember that Halloween show I mentioned earlier? My doll club has decided to exhibit there, so we’re trying to scrape up enough Halloween-themed work to fill up the booth. We have to have pictures by July so we can be juried. I’m thinking that even if the club doesn’t make it, I might rent [...]