Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Exquisite Corpse Dolls



A few years ago, my daughter came home from school talking about a project they had done in art class...exquisite corpse drawings. As she explained the concept, I realized that I had done it years ago. We gave it a try, folding paper up, drawing part of a body, then switching and drawing the next section to connect with the unseen portions of the other's drawing. We came up with some pretty wild stuff!

Periodically we remember the art game, and give it a try again. Over the years I have amassed quite a collection of strangely charming little creatures. I decided recently to scan some of my favorites and print them on fabric, and then I stitched the edges and stuffed them to make little dolls. Amanda likes to draw animals, so the kitty, monkey or dog faces are hers. Mine are usually humanoid but some show my fascination with space aliens. We both like bright colors, crazy boots and textured tights...I guess it is my inner 60s child coming out and Amanda's secret desire to have been born in a different era (one with better music and fashions) showing through.

It is a great art game for people of all ages and abilities...give it a try!

4 comments:

Dotti said...

What a great project to share with your daughter. These little gems will be treasured for years to come!


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yvonne said...

Love these and a great project with kids. I've always wanted to do an EC something...quilt, doll, whatever.

Judy Alexander said...

What great little creatures!

sonja said...

these are most wonderful!