handy girl

Changing tires, changing diapers and changing minds all over town...

Tuesday

all dolled up: handy girl shows some art

i believe in egalitarianism, and the sacredness of life, regardless of age, race, gender or faith. i also believe in lipstick, push-up bras and appropriate armpit shaving. i am a feminine-ist, with humanistic tendencies.
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by creating needle-felted dolls, my process is furthered along through reactions of those who view them. some think they are very strange, even creepy. others only want to play, and i just can’t stop making them.
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my work responds to the incongruence of female form, proliferated by the three m’s: media, marketing and money. from the birth of venus to barbie to the bearded lady, stereotypical images are everywhere, in every time period.
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all dolled up and rearing to go, i openly blame my dolly addiction on dr. david howard, art history professor, who woke me from deep sleep. it wasn’t a gentle nudge either, and now life will never be the same.
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well anyway, i thought it was time to get my dolls out there; then people can see them and start talking. so there's this group exhibition from the feminist collective at nscad's anna leonowens gallery in halifax, opening at five thirty on december fourth and running until the ninth. good golly gee, i do declare, some handy dolls'll be appearing there...come on down and check it out.
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3 Comments:

Anonymous Gerdie said...

Hey!! saw you at the INstaLatIon Fun hOUse... it rocked!! very funny- loved the hair rollers! Can't wait to see what you do on Monday night!

whoa! and did you see when that guy tried to fit his whole arm in the doll? ha ha! it was funny.

keep up the inspiring work!

4:58 PM  
Blogger HandyGirl said...

glad you enjoyed the show, gerdie! the installation funhouse was indeed fun and here's hoping the lovely and talented katharine pulls another event like that out of her sleeve soon....hope to see you at the gallery...

5:02 PM  
Anonymous cara w hehir said...

you and i are thinking about simalair thing..
like annie jones...
and you perform too. doing anything while you are here?

10:22 PM  

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