Dolls – muslin, felt, ribbon, braid, thread, permanent pen.
Rebuilt self – papier maché, acrylic paint, shredded wood, felt, plastic, yacht varnish.
Rabbit – old vest, old sock stuffing, boggly eyes, felt, thread.
After working with a client looking to rebuild herself, I considered my need to rebuild parts of myself.
I read about therapeutic doll making and decided to try it. Out came two different dolls which I felt represented parts of myself. I went on to create a representation of a rebuilt self, as a container. I felt the dolls belonged in here.
Later I felt drawn to create a rabbit and decided this belonged in the container, perhaps like a cauldron, or like a rabbit out of a magician’s hat.