The Texas Association of Original Doll Artists has a new show at the Galveston Art League. The show, "Galveston, Oh Galveston", is designed to highlight historical sites, tourist attractions, and annual events on the island.
I have two pieces in this show:
"Adella and Albie"
Adella's tail and Albie's shell are tussah silk fusion
Adella's mohair locks are adorned with tiny shells and beads.
Adella and Albie are soft sculpture; facial features are colored with pastels and prisma pencils.
The title card which accompanies Adella and Albie says: "The waters surrounding Galveston Island support a wide variety of sea life."
My second piece is "Flow My Tears":
This is a hanging piece. It was hard to get a good photograph. She is 24" tall. Her gown is hand dyed silk habotai. Her cloak is nuno felted
merino wool and metallic silver netting with silk chiffon rosettes and beads. The title card states: "The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is the deadliest natural disaster in United States history." This piece was inspired by something I had read recently about all the orphans who had perished in the hurricane along with the Sisters of Charity who cared for them at St. Mary's Orphan Asylum.
Some photos from the opening reception:
These were taken my my daughter.
It's a great show! Lots of wonderful dolls and more. The show runs through July 30.