Animal Sculptures

 I decided to finally put a few of my dolls on the website.  

These are just examples.  I have been doing these for my own entertainment for most of my life.  I have about 3 dozen of  them at home at present and several in both local galleries,  I call them Spirit Protectors.  Each one evolves on its own and takes on its own character.

I began to exhibit them a couple of years ago.  Since then I have had to think differently about them.  Three of them recently travelled to Finland in a show of Nordic American textile artists.  

I still see them as companions, little spirits.  

There are several of these in Gallery on Fifth in Calumet and also the Community Art Center in Hancock.    I keep making them...

 

 


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Rabbit, detail
Painted ceramic head, cloth body, sticks
About 8" tall

private collection
Rabbit
Painted ceramic head, cloth body, sticks
About 8" tall

private collection
Painted ceramic head, cloth body, sticks

private collection

I have made countless bears.
Bear
Painted ceramic head, cloth body, sticks

private collection

I have made countless bears.
Bear, detail
ceramic, cloth, sticks
Mountain Goat
ceramic, cloth, sticks
ceramic, cloth, sticks, feathers

private collection

I have made countless birds.
Green Bird
ceramic, cloth, sticks, feathers

private collection

I have made countless birds.
just an example.  Phyllis Fredendall has this one.
Elephant
just an example. Phyllis Fredendall has this one.
ceramic, cloth, sticks
Funny Creature
ceramic, cloth, sticks
ceramic, cloth, sticks

private collection

I have made countless owls.
small owl
ceramic, cloth, sticks

private collection

I have made countless owls.