Saturday, October 6, 2012

Are You Afraid of the Dolls?

Recently I have posted some doll-related images in my Facebook feed (e.g., Barbie doll head gumball dispenser or the jewelry of Margaux Lange), and my friends who commented reacted either with "That is so cool, I want it!" or "That is so creepy, I wish I could unsee it!" So that was the inspiration for this Ten Two Studios Halloween challenge, my altered Altoid tin Little Shrine of Horrors using a lovely selection of dark and creepy images:
 Little Shrine Of Horrors - front & back
Little Shrine Of Horrors - interior
So when it comes to creepy dolls, do you fall into the category of "Want them!" or "Make them go away!"??? Feel free to leave a comment below!

If you love creepy dolls, check out the blog of my friend Gary Warren Niebuhr and his Flickr gallery of his mixed media sculptures. Or the studio space of my friend Jessica Poor who has amassed quite the collection of dolls & doll heads to use in her art.

And I recommend the documentary "Of Dolls and Murder" about miniature crime scenes made in the 1930s & 1940s that are still being used to train police detectives.

Beware of the Dolls....

2 comments:

Sandra Strait said...

When I was a child I saw an episode of the Twilight Zone called Talky Tina(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSy8Ko1vSKQ), about a talking doll that committed murder. Scared the pee-waddings out me! I was never doll crazy to begin with, but I've found them creepy ever since.

Love your tin though!

vintagepix said...

Yes, I think Talky Tina scarred a lot of us :D Also the Twilight Zone with department store mannequins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eJm7ioOrHE&feature=relmfu

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