During the coming two weeks my time is freed up to be able to make sketches and drawings of studies of my ethnic doll collection and textile studies. Some of the drawings will be shown here. They will be part of my exploring and inquiry to express the diversity of our world and to share the richness of humanity through art.
Over the next several weeks come here to enjoy this journey through art.
“Dolls, Culture and Imagination” I’ve designated the year 2015 to be the time I explore making drawings and paintings utilizing my doll collection and imagination. This week one doll has created a theme of Queens. Each painting is a different take on a portrait using a doll that seems to be in aFrench maid’s uniform from one or two centuries ago. On January 5th or 6th I made this one: “Improvisational Queen From a Doll I” 6″ x 6″ x 1 1/2″; acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas; January 6, 2015; Diana Mae Potts. Enjoy! Diana
In 2014 a friend texted me saying that she found a couple of bags full of dolls from all over the world from around the 1960s at a yard sale and would I want them. She knew that I already have a collection of ethnic dolls. The price was really low and I said yes.
I love big projects and figured that this coming year’s project would be to do art based on these dolls or using them as stepping stones for ideas.
I’ve gathered materials and art supplies for doing this and have a couple of places set up in my home/studio to work in.
Some pieces will be big, some will be smaller and they will be on canvas or paper.
The theme will be about exploring cultures and the interactions between them and making openings to appreciate diversity in the world through art.
The first piece will be posted here in the coming days.