Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Human Doll Cloning?
A lot of artsts have donet his for years, but the Japanese have a special interest in dolls. They have temples devoted to them, and doll makers who are designated national treasures. There were companies who made rag dolls in the 70s with faces made from photographs. Some version of this is still done, now. Lisa Lichtenfels, Lynn and Michael Roche, Brigitte DeVol, Linda Webb, and Lewis Sorensen are a few of the other doll artists who use super realism, and let's not forget the sculputres of the late Duane Hanson. Lots of people also have made dolls to commemorate special events. I wouldn't want one, but I guess it's a personal choice. Paintings and photographs can have about the same effect. Curiously, voodoo dolls don't necessariy look like intended victims. They look more like, well, voodoo dolls. Thanks for thinking of me. Aren't you glad you asked? I still don't get what they mean by "cloned," since people can't be. They mean, I think, sculpted to dimension, taken from a life mask, etc. I'll have to read more about it. Forgive any typos. They use 3-D printers and computers to do it. Messy Nessy: http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/05/17/human-doll-cloning-is-so-hot-right-now-in-japan/