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"Fire Starter" recycled art doll
"Tooth Scary" recycled art doll
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Not everything I do is sweetness and light. Sometimes recycling can take a darker, more sinister turn. Enter the Freak Show!
Freak Show Dolls and Curiosities began simply enough. It was simply a way I kept myself entertained. I found a perverse delight in turning sugary-sweet dolls into monsters, or aging new pieces to look like ancient artifacts. At my family's urging, I placed a few of these out for sale at one of my shows. Never before had anything I done been so controversial or polarizing! I found that people loved them passionately, or hated them with the same intensity.
What was more, I discovered that these things developed a following that I never expected. I was being juried into shows that catered to the Hollywood horror-genre, and rubbing elbows with insanely talented artists that I never dreamed of meeting. So, we have spun off a secondary branch that we call our "Freak Show". A tiny touch of old glitter and a whole lot of rot, it harkens to the old Victorian shows where to be disturbed, was to be entertained.
Zombies made from recycled mannequins