Artist Statement & Biography
As a child, my German mother read me and my sisters the original Grimms fairy tales, un-Disnified, in all their wildness and glory. My dolls draw on that childhood experience of magic as well as fairy tales and myths from India, Scandinavia and Russia.
Their faces are important to me. In discovering the technique of needle felting in the past three years, I have found the perfect medium to express their unique expressions. Sometimes I look at the faces of my family or research faces online and sometimes I draw on my imagination.
Their bodies and clothes often have hidden pockets or spaces where other dolls or secrets are hidden. I believe in magic and dreams and in the capacity of dol...