Tagged: research

When I was about 15 my little cousins showed me the site polyvore, I just started using it the way my cousins did, I made little outfits and to be honest never really had much fun with it. I forgot it existed until about 3 years ago, I remembered it had a clipper tool, and simple photoshop-esque software. I began using it to quickly and easily make collages, and portraits. It is one of my favourite ways of making art. This Semester I am doing a module in Contemporary portraiture, after a wee catch up with my tutor Im excited! I want to explore and create, using some of my polyvore collages as inspiration.

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Dolls; creepy?

I love using dolls to make things, to me dolls represent me, they are a mini me that i can use to process a feeling.

Even my closest friends find my love of dolls “creepy” Im not offended, but I am confused. What is it about dolls that people find creepy? Is it the same sort of creepy as posters, that unblinking following you with their eyes kind of creepy?

Id appreciate opinions on dolls because id like to understand what other people automatically think of when they see a doll. Im not intending to take this research and rework my art to suit others, I just want to understand because right now I feel a little out of the loop.