Jesus inside

Finished up a couple of art dolls, I want to get more work done today but I’m sleepy and low energy after a restless, dreamless night and the rain and gloom is bringing me down down down, and the cold isn’t a friend to my feet either. Boohoo, I’m feeling sufficiently sorry for myself, maybe I ought to think about some of last years problems, that usually makes me appreciate almost any day!

She didn’t have to go to church because she had Jesus inside her

Here is a comment from friend David, just because I like his  unique take on it…
"dear tricia.
by the time i got around to looking at this i was very drunk and very tired and i started to cry right away. it wasn’t because of the jesus/christian angle, which is so "let me at those fuckers with my baseball bat of flaming gold" that i won’t even go there (oops, guess i just did)…
it’s the skirt, first of all. the nicotine-stained colour. i forgive it, i endorse it and i praise it because i have seen it on actual living insects. the somewhat hairy wings of Junebugs comes to mind but there are others, i know. and then there’s the intrathoracic [sp.?] shrine thingy and the distal-laquered glove thingy (reminds me of a horrific article about butterfly wing patterns from Scientific American back in the Seventease) and all that papiermached text that i can’t read because i’m too old and my eyes are too small.
no matter.

and Men!
Her inner compass Was Always Steering her in the wrong direction when it came to Men!

These are papier mache and mixed media, about 12 inches tall. I wanted to visually incorporate the inherent qualities of the newspaper in to these pieces, deliberately allowing for unfinished edges and obvious layering, deliberately allowing for the printed words to stay revealed, no secrets in its construction. The arranging of mixed media for an assemblage type effect is very time consuming because objects that aren’t purely decorative carry meaning and so the question becomes do I want to allow for that meaning or like a formalist shall I just use the thing as an element for its design principles. There is much deliberating and I worked on these two off and on for about a week.

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4 Responses to “Jesus inside”

  1. Diane Duda Says:

    There is no art like your art!!!
    I love them!


  2. Patricia Anders Says:

    your comment is appreciated Diane, thanks so much

  3. Sue Pieper Says:

    OMG, I’m in love with these, seriously!  Between your hearts and now these dolls, you ARE amazing!  This doesn’t happen often, but I’m damn near speechless! 

  4. Patricia Anders Says:

    thanks for such a kind comment Sue:)