Pi,

 

This image from a previous sculpture is set at H40 x W30cm H16 x 12 inch but can be made bigger upon request.

 

What's behind this image?

 

Any doll that came into my possession when I was very small had a hard time. It's hair was coloured, shorn or glued into fearsome spikes, scalps were painted or covered in dubious substances. Eyes were removed and replaced with bright beads, tin foil and marbles. Skin was gouged, marked and drawn upon in intricate patterns of dots and circles making any doll into a reptilian curious creature that I thought was a vast improvement. Barbie and Ken had many strange siblings through the years. 

 In the original work I used a 5/6-year-old child size figure as a touchstone to my younger self , seeing it as a completion of yet another cycle, a recognition and nod to my earliest thoughts and fascinations and as a return to source. 

 I have always been attracted to the multiple, to repetition, patterning and infestation qualities but with this work in particular I also wanted the mark of my hand to be seen in the added drawings and embellishments, to make it my own. The synthetic, the perfect has almost swallowed this child but the human mark, the human stain, the human history remains. 
 

I have often used the image of an eye, usually my own as a motif, a sign of communication, of the regarded and regarding, a dialogue. But using the mass-produced plastic googly eye translates well for the message of these works.  

The googly eye, in its perfect circle, perfect dot, perfect shine, provides not only the exact multitude materiality but also adds a new spooky otherness element to the work. The redemption of the everyday through its transformation into a new thing, a new meaning. 

 

Original work dimesions:

H 64 cm W 50 x D 60 Approximate 

Plastic / Ink / Acrylic / Applique 

On Resin 

 

A later version 'Playing with Dolls' is available in my Sculpture collection.

I have included a few mock-ups of the print framed at different sizes and in various situations. This is a digital download file, frame and print is not included.

 

Please note that all images are upheld under UK copywrite and remain property of Artist Sand Laurenson. For personal use of buyer only. No Resale, duplicating, publication, etc. without permission from Artist. All images contain traceable digimarc.

 

 

Pi

£15.00Price
  • About this download

    About this digital download:

    A link to the image will be sent immediately upon payment.

    This is a large file at 300dpi which can print up to H40 x W30cm H16 X W12inch so will fit fine inside most standard paper sizes up to that size and frames with a border.

    Although you can print on to any paper, I recommend an archival fine art paper if you intend to use as an art print. An excellent choice would be Hahnemeuhle rag paper in a satin or vellum finish. https://www.hahnemuehle.com/en/digital-fineart.html

    Printing on paper between 200 and 300gms will work in most home printers and will give your print a firm place to fix. You can also use the image for a canvas, aluminium or other print.

    Any problems with your download or any questions....just ask via chat on webpage or email sand451@hotmail.com

    Please note that all images are upheld under UK copywrite and remain property of Artist Sand Laurenson. For personal use of buyer only. No Resale, duplicating, publication, etc. without permission from Artist. All images contain traceable digimarc.


     

     


     


     

     

  • Need a larger size or different aspect?

    Please contact me via contact page or chat on website if you would like a lager print size than H 50 x W50 cms H20 x W20"

    It is possible to printe very large and in different aspects etc.

    Prices will differ.

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Hastings East Sussex England United kingdom 

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