Monthly Archives: May 2017

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Posted in: Book, show

I just got my copy of the “Boobs Art” exhibit catalogue! My piece “Surviving” was part of the show (in print form) alongside many other works of art on the topic of the female breast.

Boobs Art opened on March 23rd and runs until September 9th, in Brussels, Belgium. (http://seedfactory.be/boobs-art/)

The show, called Boobs Art is run by the “Maison de l’Image”, a non profit organization managed by illustrators, to promote graphic Arts. The exhibition displays the best illustrators from Belgium + many artists from abroad (humor/visual poetry/graphic design). This show on “breasts” will also include historical images as well as a selection of “breast cancer awareness” images.

More photos from the gallery: http://seedfactory.be/portfolio/cimaises-boobs/

A couple more shots from the Catalogue:

 

5 months, 2 weeks ago 27

Hey doll people! You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been missing from the internet lately. It’s because I’ve been stuck in home renovations purgatory for the last year. But, with my art studio renos nearing completion, I’ve been really enjoying working in my newly improved, open, bright and green workspace. See if you can spot a difference so far.

And I’m not returning to the blog empty handed, as I have a new doll in-the-works to share. I decided to up the challenge a little by working more detail into the hands and feet than I’ve ever done before.

Up to this point I chose not to carve my dolls’ fingernails or toenails, but paint them on instead because in greenware state the porcelain is still as soft and crumbly as a shortbread cookie; It’s prone to breaking at the lightest pressure of a needle point….or a gentle breath of a pixie…or even just from looking at it a little too hard.

In fact, most hands and feet almost never survive high detailing intact, and I end up having to reattach at least 2 or more fingers with raw porcelain slip and then fuse them together during high-temp firing. Index fingers are most vulnerable for some reason. Somehow, I managed not to break a single finger on this hand, while the other one needed 3 finger reattachment surgeries.

I must have looked at it a little too hard.