well gentle readers I
just finished the
I am so ready for a break!
this is the entire collection.
three Santos and one hand...
well they are relics after all!
as I mentioned in the last post it was my aim to make "prims"
that were contemporary
but still looked aged and worn...
with a sense of history and sacredness...
a close up of the crown
that I made from a piece of an old lamp...
all the pieces were made with plaster cloth...
hand of the saint
I adore those antique relics of hands and feet and thought
that it might be interesting to make a large jointed hand
and yes, the fingers still move...
this piece rests in
a box frame that will be open to the wall..
I think it will be beautiful on that adobe wall...
the hand is life size....
"the mended heart"
13 1/2 x 8
for more photos of this piece, please see the last post
"the saint of stitches"
13 x 8
my friend Neva from Opening Connecting sent me this gorgeous lace
that her grandmother made by hand, so I HAD to do something that was fitting
for such a generous gift. I used it to create the dolls dress ...
this piece honors all the needle artists...
as well as friendship between women...
her arms and hands ( in fact all of the dolls are fully jointed and still move)
the cabinet cards were transferred in fabric and stitched to her dress...
all the clothing is antique and hand stitched...
her braids were made using plaster cloth...
"the blessed mother"
8 x 13 1/2 x 4 1/2
this piece sits in a box that hangs on the wall
for me this piece is about the
invisible bond that exists between
mother and child
her halo is an antique slotted spoon
and she nestles sweetly in a box
that hangs on the wall
a portion of the proceeds go to the Haitian Relief Orphanage Program
and if you are interested in these pieces
please email Robert at Two Graces.
or phone him at 575 758-4639
I believe that ALL the dolls are capped in the $350
range to give you an idea of the price, so they can be less, but not more than that price
I think that is just remarkable....
I think there will be around 60 dolls
created by these remarkable artists:
Michelle Marquette, Chris Roberts, Louise Casselman, Del Orr, Rick Phelps
Linda May Jasper Vogel, Erin Rivera Merriman,
Barbara Thomas and Robert Cafazzo.
I will of course blog the show upon return,
but you will be able to view the show on line on Saturday July 17
at Taos Art Gallery.