Thursday, March 5, 2009

Doll parts

My repressed childhood preoccupation with dolls seems to be resurfacing. This pearwood piece-in-progress is made up four unattached limbs that can be restacked into different configurations--doll as building blocks. My friend Gary's trenchant assessment: "So did Hans Bellmer and Louise Bourgeois meet in a dark alley?"

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I've been wearing this carved maple cuff around Manhattan today, and as far as I can tell, no one has taken any notice of it.

On the other hand, I have been getting an unusual number of complements on my dark pink leather gloves (which are thin enough that I can wear the cuff on top of them).