Miss Garton's Home For Whimsical Dolls

lightbox gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart 2019

DUCKS ON THE POND

MR RAVEN AND MR CROW

DUMB HEAD
BAD BOY NAPOLEON

ALICE THROUGH THE WINDOW

WOODLAND SPRITE
DEAD PIRATE BOY
CONSPIRACY THEORIST
THE ABSINTH HARE
PIERROT
ANNE BONNY
MISS RED DRESS

An unraveling 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.

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