It's my birthday today, at the beginning of a new year, and so, thinking of both the past and the future as we inevitibly do at this point in the calendar, it seems appropriate to post my just completed piece, Col. Filbert's Time Machine. He was made for the Central Texas Art Doll Sculptors' doll-in-a-year challenge and will accompany me to the national meeting of the Original Doll Artists Council of America in Anaheim in July. My fellow CTADS member, artist, and pal, Karin Otto Burfict, took the fab photos. See her incredible work at http://karinottoburfict.com/.
The time machine is made from an antique wooden clock, a belt/tie rack, a silver cruet basket, and an unfinished photo frame. The Colonel is sculpted from polymer clay and has a soft body built over a wire armature. His boots and aviator cap are glove leather, and his navigation system is constructed from a variety of watch/clock parts, scrapbooking ephemera, and metal and wood findings.