this one is from a series i did, i made a half-doll like those ones they used to sew onto pin cushions only built to fit onto a screw-top plastic bottle, cast it several times in different colors of plastic resin, put them on different size bottles, and constructed the skirts etc from plastic shopping bags. i believe at the time i wanted it to be about folk art, recycling, and ... oh i don't know, i had to give my department excuses and reasons and concepts to justify that basically i just wanted to make dolls
here is a doll i made
here is a figure study from a few years ago
here is a bas relief, this is the kind of work i plan to get back into soon
i've also been getting back into jewelry making, i carved this crane in wax, cast it in silver, attached some feathers, and wore it to the Deco Preservation Ball in SF this spring.
there are a few more in the pics in my myspace. myspace.com/katiedeco
i am so impressed how many creative people are here. Paddy, what a lovely painting I am sure your friends loved it, you say you have no formal training but certainly you practice a lot in your spare time?