FRIENDS OF SISYPHUS - HANDMADE, SEWN DOLLS
“I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain. One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night-filled mountain, in itself, forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” - Albert Camus
The Lara dolls were a line of hand sewn dolls created for my Etsy store, Friends of Sisyphus. They were picked up by Fab.com and sold on that platform during the 2015 winter holidays. The character was based off of an absurdist play I wrote about a little girl who thinks she’s a bear. The story was meant to make the positive aspects of absurdist philosophy accessible to children.