- Paper Dolls As social commentaryI have begun creating paper sculpture dolls in order to reflect on some of the social/political issues happening in the world today. I hope you enjoy the humor in my approach.
Pope's Bag of Tricks Mixed Media Paper Sculpture
The Pope must have a great bag of tricks. He's somehow avoided trouble that most of us would undoubtedly run into if we were associated with all of the wrong-doings of a company/government/religion as large and impactful as his. I surmise the Vatican, and perhaps Mr. Pope, have come up with a few devices to steer him clear of any implication of wrong doings.
Vatican -Packed Pope's Bag of Tricks Contains:
Mitre (big fancy ceremonial hat) - Perfect for storing top secret documents -when he remembers to hide them there. This version happens to be adorned with birth control pills, which are great for decoration, just don't plan on using them.
Glasses & Big Mustache Disguise: If you can't see him, you can't blame him.
High Octane Bible: A little extra God juice under the robe.
I feel like the Vatican has got a great product line going here. Perhaps to bring in a bit of extra income, they should think about selling these in a gift basket.
Mixed Media ~9.5 x 3"
- Trust Me. I'm Gorgeous. The Internet Told Me So. Mixed Media Paper Sculpture
Who or what determines what is trendy or cool. What makes a product or venture take off? Why is it that the giant sunglasses of the 60s were laughed at in the 90s and then made a comeback as the next best thing? Why are people so adamant that one product or company or vintage is so much better than another?Perhaps it is easier to be told what to like and go with it, rather than really think about why we may or may not like something. To explore this question I drew a sleek, Doberman Pincher in which I adorned with beads, a coffee filter skirt, and dazzling hand-cut tops. The back of the dress-up doll is crude and messy with only a note that lets us know what we should think of the creation. “Trust Me. I’m Gorgeous. The Internet Told Me So.”Mixed Media ~ 10.5 x 3.5"