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Venus in Fabric

02 Jul

In Lethbridge AB, my talk on June 24 was titled “Why Dolls?” Two of my slides were of works of mine that had to do with the Venus of Willendorf.

Fifteen years ago when I first became fascinated with the doll form as a possible mode of expression I began to research as much as I could about figurative artifacts. This research led me to the Venus of  Willendorf, a carved piece that dates back to the Paleolithic Era, 24,000-22,000 BCE. Only four and a half inches high she would fit well in the palm of a hand. This little figure has a lot to do with my decision to pursue my style of doll making and every once in awhile I create a piece with her in mind.

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2010 in art dolls

 

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