Of all the possible mediums, dolls bring together my love for drama, story telling and ritual. Contemporary dollmaking is exciting because I'm working with so many materials, creating constant challenges in every piece I create.
"Woman of Wisdom - Intuition"
Dolls bring us back to our ancient tribal roots and have been found in every indigenous culture. My figures are goddesses, angels, shaman, fairies....strong, soft, magical and mystical. I like to think they carry something more important than just form...SPIRIT! I've been fortunate to experiences some wonderful moments when someone views one of my figures and there is that "connection".
I gather pieces, old and new, create a clay face, hand-painted and dyed fabric, paper mache', feathers, beads, leather, bark and all manner of found objects in their construction. I work with color, texture, shape and emotion. At some point the spirit of the piece emerges and takes over...that's when I'm filled with joy, it is like an outer body experience.
I love sharing something I've brought to life that comes from my imagination......enjoy...julie
Priced from $35.00 up
juliemitchell_art (at) sti (dot) net commissions welcome
Goddess Doll Workshops will travel. If your interested in gathering your friends to create your own Spirit Figures contact me and we'll talk
More of Julie's work can be seen on the EBSQ WEBSITE