AMONG THE DOLLS
December 18, 2005

> graphite on bond, 5.5 x 8.5"


> blue pencil, graphite, and acrylic on 300lb. Arches WC paper, 11 x 15"


> Photoshop, 5.7 x 8" @ 600 dpi
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Among the Dolls, cover for TOR books I just found out from the art director at TOR books that this cover was accepted into the upcoming Society of Illustrators annual. The book was about a young girl who mistreats her toys but awakes one day to find herself trapped in her dollhouse. Scary dolls always recall Hans Bellmer's work -- he owns that subject, just as Joseph Cornell owns assemblage boxes and Henry Darger owns creepy little girls. And by "owned," I mean "pwnd" if one tries to depict creepy dolls and little girls in the shadow of their work.