The latest show at London's Art Doll Gallery, Dollirium, is titled "The Home Grown Doll Show" and features work by artists from London, Toronto, Stratford and St. Thomas. As with all shows at the gallery, there was an eye-catching mix of the creepy and the beautiful.
The Dollirium Studio hung with the latest show
Tattoo artist Deb Mellor's work has a delightful whimsical spirit. The piece above is titled "Come closer, I will listen"
Another of Mellor's pieces, titled "Wheeeeeee!"
With each new show at Dollirium, I have become a bigger fan of the work of London artist Sarah Legault, who created "The Lovers" in the photo above. The fabrics she chooses for her dolls' clothing is always richly elegant, contrasting with the oddly macabre faces
Sara Deck, the creator of "Viv", above, is a visual artist and new to doll-making. Deck's character description for this particular doll is as follows: "Viv is not adept at verbal rebuttal. Her revenge is exacted in ways not so subtle".
Karen Waschinski showed some of her soft sculpture animals in this show. Rats are her specialty, and hers are much more fierce-looking than my little girl!