Workshops

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.

8 comments:

Carole K said...

OOOOOOHHHH! I get to be the first to leave a comment! She's Awfully Wonderful! Kind of a symbol (in a sad way) of how we're all broken on the inside. Okay, enough metaphoric blah-blah!! Dayna, she ROCKS!! I want to kiss and make her better, but I'm very, very afraid! HAHA!

rebeca trevino said...

love her! sound like a great show. take lots of pictures to show us later. . .

i, too, work with a lot of doll heads, and have them all around in my studio. each little face is so expressive.

have a great show!

gl. said...

could there be a more perfect show for you? hooray!

Claudine Intner said...

Oh, my! I might have nightmares about her. Poor thing. She makes me think of a Quay Brothers film. I love all of the arms at the bottom.

Tory Brokenshire said...

Dayna, I love her sick little story sooooo sad. Great assemblage.Renee will love her!

stephanie brockway said...

little molly mayhem...love her gnawed hands and her little lazy eye. She'll be the star of the show. But i giggle everytime I see her, and remember you finding her like a proud new mama!

Serena Barton said...

Delicious creepyness!

Bad said...

I always loves me a good creepy doll show!!!