Miss Garton's Home For Whimsical Dolls

lightbox gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart 2019

An unravelling of the mysterious souls that lay in wait, some for many decades, to emerge from dried-up paint tubes, rusty nails, tins, and tattered fabric.
This eclectic mix of strange and odd fellows have found themselves a secret and imaginary home of the artist Miss Garton.

Beautiful things can be found in the most dreary of places, footpaths, and roadsides, empty lots, and tip sites.
I find rusty nails and broken crockery hard to resist and not pocket, I wonder about the many hands that have come into contact with them, their purpose is forgotten over time, dropped, crushed under car tyers, thrown away, left in the rain, unwanted, tragic little gems.
Saving these objects from further decay by sculpting them into new incarnations, mysterious little beings that the viewer will be captivated by and invent their own imaginary worlds and stories.

DUCKS ON THE POND 2019

15cm (W) x 20cm (H) x 9cm(D)

sold

MR RAVEN AND MR CROW 2019

 10cm (W) x 20cm (H) x 6cm (D)

$280.00

DUMB HEAD, 2019

22cm (W) x 20cm (H) x 9cm (D)

$400.00

BAD BOY NAPOLEON 2019

40cm (H)

$300.00

WOOFA 2019

7cm (W) x 10cm (H)

sold

WOODLAND SPRITE 2019

4cm (W) x 14cm (H) x 4cm (D)

sold

LITTLE DAVEY LOCKER 2011 - 2019

9.5cm (W) x 21cm (H) x 9cm (D)

$280.00

CONSPIRACY THEORIST 2019

15cm (W) x 10cm (H) x 6cm (D)

NFS

THE ABSINTH HARE 2019

6cm (W) x 28cm (H) x 7.5cm (D)

$280.00

MOTHER RUIN 2019

7cm (W) x 21cm (H) x 6.5cm (D)

$170.00

ANNE BONNY

 10cm (W) x 16cm (H) x 9cm (D)

sold

MISS RED DRESS 2011

13cm (W) x 19cm (H) x 6.5cm (D)

$170.00