Thursday, November 10, 2005

Evolution Of The Doll - Guignol

13 Artists
13 Dolls
18 Months
2 Gallery Shows
And A Gazillion Bottles Of Wine...

Evolution of the Doll!


This week's doll star is...Guignol (for those inquiring minds out there, guignol is Italian for puppet) !

Base Artist: Stevie

Artist Background: Phenomenal painter. This woman can do things with acrylic paint you never thought possible.

Base Round: Globs o' paint. Straight paint. No canvas. No brushes. Just good ole acrylic paint.
Round One: Stacy
Evolutionary Change: Two Arms, two legs, zero fingers, zero toes. Stacy fashioned the limbs out of clay and fired them with that gorgeous indigo glaze as is her way...
Round Two: Stephanie
Evolutionary Change: Rose petals make a lovely garment.
Round Three: Jonna
Evolutionary Change: Puppet strings and control. Brilliant!
Round Four: LadyLinoleum
Evolutionary Change: It had to be blue...a face that is. Fashioned out of Sculpey.
Round Five: Young
Evolutionary Change: Geriatric alter ego.
Round Six: Laurel
Evolutionary Change: Masks!
Round Seven: Bea
Evolutionary Change: All puppets need a stage. It's unwritten law.
Round Eight: Bee
Evolutionary Change: A recent trip to the Uggs Store to procure these...
AND
Round Nine: Dyane
Evolutionary Change: Uggs are better when they double as tap shoes. Yes, they, are. At any rate, you cannot see the pennies on the bottom of the shoes, but trust me. They're there.
Round Ten: Janet
Evolutionary Change: Flowers for a fabulous performance. Yes, that flower is beaded.
Gallery View:
Evolution of the Doll!
Oh yea, oh yea! One final doll to go peeps...Yes, sad, but true.

11 comments:

Kari said...

ON no only one more??? How sad is that?

I totally loved this dolls changes. Said alot about life in itself.

Rose said...

Beautiful! And to think it all started with a glob of paint.

Jessica said...

Beautiful, but kind of creepy, I have to admit. I'm not sure I can pinpoint why, but I wouldn't want this one in the room with me while I was sleeping.

But beautiful!

~drew emborsky~ said...

I'll never look at my paint tube the same...

wendy said...

these dolls are so crazy amazing. I love them!!

Andy's Crafts said...

It is wonderful, I enjoyed the story. You know it was like seeing Pinochio being born. LOL. Very pretty marioneta. Life is a craft isn't it?

Granny said...

Only one more doll? I'm going to miss them. I loved the whole doll series. They are wonderful.

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

That's amazing--I think the rose petals are my favorite part--btw, it's very interesting to see what google ads thinks goes well with this post! ;-)

Micky said...

Love the masks.
I saw something that made me think of you. I think they are trying to do the cutesy version of what you are. lol. Well not really, but it made me think of you and your vegies anyway.
:)
http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/freeKnittingPatternBabyRattles.asp

Micky said...

byRattles.asp

I don't know if it let you see the whole link of my comment or not. This is the part that's missing lol
:)

Tara said...

Very cool. I used to make little sculptures with globs of white glue and Crayola markers in my desk at school when I was supposed to be learning. This doll speaks to me, lol.