On Saturday K and I went to see the exhibit of Ron Mueck sculptures at Manchester Art Gallery. There were 3 pieces and they are AMAZING, hyper real human portraits with silicone skin and rooted hair. Even though they are not in human scale it would not have surprized me at all, if they would have got up and adjusted their positions!
My favourite here is "Spooning Couple", my feelings changed with the perspective, from the top they looked incredibly peaceful and sleeping and I almost felt as I was intruding on an intimate moment. Then studying the faces from the foot end one could see that they were both awake and although very close together were having complex private thoughts and not alltogether happy ones. Sadly one could not touch the figures (for obvious reasons!) as they were very tactile looking (!).
Here is a set I made for Jasmine a few weeks ago. It is made from a pair of posh Knickers from Monsoon where I work. they were made from two different fabrics and lined in plain blue so I was able to use all parts of the item.
This one is a onw off and a keeper and Jasmine is quite adamant about that! hehe
My name is Miriam,I am 43 years old, living with husband and cat and I work at a high street clothes shop.I love to make things, particularly sewn items and jewellery. I used to make minature bears for a living but somehow lost my inspiration and did other things for a while. I am currently on a doll collecting whim, having ammassed a small colection of Riley dolls by Helen Kish and some tiny asian ball jointed dolls, whom I love making clothes for (If you are interested try this forum www.denofangels.com). One of the other things I get enjoyment from is singing. My Husband plays guitar and we perform together occasionally as The Polecats.