Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Something from the playpen -

"Wooden Doll"
$50 unframed - LUCAS GALLERY
digital collage by Mick Mather
I've had this image in a file for a month or so. It came to be during a period of extreme play while working with a new filter and at a time when I was being influenced a little bit by one of my favorite Finnish artists, Itkupilli. The stringy effect is a direct result of looking at so much of her work this year that I had to borrow the idea for at least one piece. Thanks, Kirsi! :)

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Blogger hpy said...

Looks quite like a doll. Thanks for putting me in your links. I'll do the same IMMEDIATELY!
(I never played with dolls when I was a little girl, so I'm not an expert in dolls.)

5:09 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks so much for the comment and you're welcome as regards the link. I remember in kindergarten, I was always fascinated with the playhouse and the way the girls interacted with the dolls and with me as the man of the house! :)

6:17 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Itkupilli is worth borrowing from, she's amazing.
And so is this pic, reminds me of an old-fashioned doll with porcelain head and real hair. A doll dearly loved.

My first doll had a suitable name. When I was asked, what the doll's name should be, I answered "Nimi". That is "name" in Finnish. And Nimi was her name from then on.
I believe my imagination just hadn't started to develop yet back then:)

7:20 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks for your comment and the wonderful story. Now I'm wondering what the name "Nimi" might mean within the Finnish culture.

9:29 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Nimi is just name. I was very small and my understanding must have been poorer then than nowadays...:)

-Look, Susu, this is your new doll! What shall you call it? What is her name?

-You can't name her name. What should her name be?

And mother gave up, Name was the name of the doll.

I was about 18 months old, I've been told -don't remember such old things!

11:47 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks for the additional details, they make the story all the more charming! :)

2:25 PM  

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