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Friday, March 12, 2010
The art of poutiness from blackeyedsuzie's Shop
I love her work. These dolls are really creative and adorable. They are very pouty :-)
Canadian artist and writer Sarah Faber aka
while she was living in the woods of Maine, unable to legally work in the States. Sarah tired of constantly being in her own head as she worked endlessly on her first novel, so she decided she needed to do something with her hands. She chose doll-making because she could build on her experiences as a young girl, helping her crafty mother make beautiful dolls. After buying some books Sarah started experimenting with polymer clay, and eventually paper clay.
's style was influenced by her love for Gothic novels, Victorian and Elizabethan costumes and Dame Darcy's comic
. Her dolls are infused with the same elongated, wide-eyed traits as the characters of
. However, Sarah's dolls have their own style: Victorian beauties with a dark side — card sharks, bourbon drinkers, albinos and vampires...
Sarah doesn't necessarily consider her dolls to be Gothic, although some are dark and contain elements of the supernatural or uncanny. She considers them to be "Victorian, with a certain edge." The dolls' descriptions tell tales of dire lives of Victorian England, but not without a certain playful wink.
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