Archive for August, 2013

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

My New York magazine interview is out, in The Cut. My passion for wigs is now public knowledge.

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Sometimes -not often- what appears to be a tacky, ethnic costume tourist souvenir figure, hides underneath the starched atrociousness, a doll that’s not only beautifully designed but has a surprising versatility in expression and character. Like this one from the late 50s. She’s around 10 inches tall with a far out, tightly strung, hard plastic, jointed body; gorgeous hand painted facial features and a super photogenic bone structure. Her hair is the typical brittle viscose/mohair treatment, glued and sewn to the head. Everything about her carries a hand made, hand crafted softness and vulnerability, typical of items of a time long gone.

Each one has a slightly different face and thus quite different expression, since they’re hand painted.

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

meanwhile in the studio, the inanities are pretty consistent.