Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Anatomy of a Creepy Doll: Meet Molly
Anyone that knows me at all or has been to my studio knows that I love me a good creepy doll. I collect and display them throughout my studio and never get rid of them. But when Renee of Stone Buddha in Silverton put out a call for her Creepy Doll Show, how could I resist. So I chose Molly, a recent addition to my menagerie of lost dolls, to be the centerpiece of an old wood box. The box was also a recent acquisition and came filled with vintage shoe repair bits: an assortment of heels, rusted nails, and all kinds of push pins and tacks. Turned upright, it begged to house a doll. Enter Molly with her poor little gnawed off hands.
Molly is ready for her debut. Her story goes like this:
It was a tragic accident -- a day at the park that went horribly wrong . . . the merry-go-round was removed a short time later. Molly has been on a quest ever since, devouring medical books and articles on transplantation, implants, and prostheses. Molly hopes that one day science will catch up with her dream, her dream to become a surgeon.
Molly's housing with prosethic information and her story tag attached.
Preparing Molly for her journey to Silverton.
Saying good-bye to Molly after dropping her at the store.
Stone Buddha is located in the heart of Silverton and the Creepy Doll Show runs through the month of October.