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    Inspired by Marina's work

    I discovered Marinas work back in 2006 or was it 2007. I wasn't very internet savvy however I remember clearly being bowled over, sitting on my apartment floor with my laptop feeling in absolute awe of this artist, these beautiful daring dolls. I remember reading passionate exchanges on forums and feeling it was all a bit overwhelming and stepping away from the computer. I was shy and easily startled back then.

    I was always interested in the human figure, I love moving and being in my body. It was through Marina that I discovered Ball Jointed Dolls. (I have subsequently discovered other fabulous BJD artists.)

    As a result of Marinas work, I started making female figures in various mediums.

    (I have plans to make more, still.)

    It was Marina's work (and her views on taboo subjects) and Chads photos that gave me the courage to go forwards.

    When I got involved in the forum seriously 4 years ago, there had been bereavements and loss in my life. I then ran ran away.
    Life is a lot different now and I feel confident to share these works here and openly acknowledge Marina as one the great Artists who has influenced me and my work.

    My version of the three Graces and Norns made in 2012.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norns
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Graces

    Their white is a nod to porcelain and the rosy breasts, cheeks and bums are a nod to Chinese mass produced objects. Each had gilding. Resin covered papier mache of chicken wire.

    I will be making more versions of the Norns and the Graces in the future.





    This was Reign/rain made in 2012.

    I hung the chandelier like a crown in the canopy and the golden figure high above the ground. It was a reference to a milestone for the monarchy in England and the Olympics. I loved making this figure. It was very freeing.

    Just to be clear, this is me acknowledging the progression of my work. My work is my own. However, if I had not met Marinas Enchanted Dolls or read Marinas blog, I would not have gone in this direction.






    All of these works no longer exist.

    Thanks.

    (If this thread does not qualify in this section please let me know)
    Last edited by Anna; November 1st, 2016 at 10:09 PM. Reason: clarification of date and running away-ness, hands waving 'n all.
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    Thanks for having the courage to share your work Anna. You are supremely talented!

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    Your thread was touching, Anna. Thank-you for sharing with all of us!

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    Thanks Anna, love to see how inspiration transitions across different forms of art. So well done on the courage to tackle such large and emotive works. I really enjoy these!

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    Thank you kindly folks
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    Wow, very awesome! Thank you for sharing

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    Very strong !! Thank you for sharing

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    Thank you ladies.
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    Welcome back, Anna
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    Thank you Ama
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