Sunday, October 18, 2009

Litter Sister


These dolls hang on the wall, are approximately 7" tall and sell for $45. I use cardboard from food boxes (cerial, crackers, etc) for her wings. You can see the brand on the back, but on the front I collage and then accessorize with old jewelry. Her headdress recycled (an old earring, and onion bag with beads, or ribbon with silk flowers, etc) I drew and colored the faces, scanned them and then print on muslin. The body is usually made from upholstery fabric and I decorate her with scraps from my evergrowing pile.

Shakin' It Up


I recently finished this doll for a customer in Bullhead City. She is 21" tall and hangs on the wall. She fancies herself a dancer and sells for $85.

If Dorothy Had Stayed in Kansas


The top piece is entitled If Dorothy Had Stayed in Kansas, 16”x12”. The original is not available through JAC at this time; contact artist. The photograph used in this piece had “Grandma Taber” written on the back. It is a fairly common photo where the family gathers in front of the house often bringing chairs for some members. I think the empty chair on the left represents one of the family that has passed on. I incorporated a piece of vintage wallpaper and some new, but old-looking fabric.

Prints available.

Where Baby Lives


This piece if 12"x4" and sells for $90. My husband named the piece and I love it. Prints are available. Pages from an old primer were used behind the photos and I used fabric and fiber for the trees.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Blessed


This is, Blessed, 11”x11”. The original is not available through the gallery at this time; contact artist. The photo used here is of a family gathered in front of their sod house near Comstock, Nebraska. When I think of living in a house made of earth, I shudder. How could you keep ANYthing clean?! I show my pieces to my husband, Roger Naylor, for titles and when he came up with Blessed, I knew that he was exactly right. Trying to eke out a living on those wide open prairies, having shelter would indeed be a blessing. I used torn pages from an old book at the bottom of the piece and the photo was transferred onto a canvas which I had previously painted.


As always, prints are available and if you are interested in a purchase please contact the gallery.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Carry Me Toward the Cat



Carry Me Toward The Cat

6"X6" mixed media

Original not available through JAC at this time; contact artist.

"Rosie" was on the back of the photo. I don't know if that is the dog or the woman. This collage is on a canvas with painted sides which are 1.5 inches in depth. Prints are available also. Contact the gallery for purchase.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Fiber Art Dolls

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Tubman

Mother Jones

Rosa Parks