With all the great comments being left in Tuesday's double giveaway post I have scissors on the brain...literally! The inspiration for the "Edward Scissor Head" project I made today is from the book Mixed-Media Doll Making: Redefining the Doll with Upcycled Materials.
So all I did was cut small rectangular holes all over the top of the doll head. If you missed my last doll head creation be sure to pop back to my doll TP coffee can cozy post. If you like making wild dolls out of your favorite things like I do, then I bet you will love the Quarry book:
Inspired by the "Dada" notion of making art from materials that would not typically be combined or expected to go together, and driven by a similar sense of irony and humor, Mixed-Media Doll Making by Linda and Opie O'Brien shares their unique approach to making mixed-media dolls. It is not only a must-have volume for anyone interested in found object art and the human form, it is a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the power, symbolism, and cultural significance of dolls and representational figures. Starting with a variety of substrates including a wood block, a canvas, a tin can, a book, and a box construction, you'll be guided step-by-step through five types of doll constructions!
Originally from New York City, Linda and Opie O'Brien are full time artists living on Lake Erie in Ohio with their cat Angelus and his cat Angel. They teach workshops nationally and internationally. Their work includes jewelry, Dada dolls, artist books, assemblage, collage, masks, music, and more, and has been featured in numerous books, magazines, galleries, exhibitions, solo shows, museum gift shops, and private collections. View their work at http://www.burntofferings.com.