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.
Venus in Fabric