Artist Statement

My appreciation for dolls has taken me on a constantly evolving creative journey.  Why the appeal?  Quite simply, I have always been interested in the human form.  As a child my favorite subjects to draw were people and this continued well into my adult life.  I have always been particularly fascinated by women and the roles they have played in both the past and the present.   

Over the years, I have made dolls ranging from the very whimsical and simplistic to the traditional and more sophisticated variety. Each type has taught me something new and spurred me on to greater challenges.  My most recent work has been with clay and fabric.  The addition of sculpting has given me the opportunity to experiment with various new techniques.    As a result, in addition to doll making, I am now steering my work towards figurative sculpture (a term I prefer to use for figures that are static - that is, no moving parts).  I have also been honing my drawing skills.  You will see some evidence of this on "The Spirit Woods" page.

The art doll movement has been going full strong for years, but still has a distance to go in terms of recognition and acceptance by the art world.  There are many outstanding and incredibly talented doll artists who are leading the way.  I hope to do my part in raising awareness of this art form.

If you would like to see where this journey takes me, please feel free to check in any time.