I would like to share with you a little more of my work process, especially on artist doll.
In my personal and professional life I am experimenting a new way to grasp life, during last year I felt really unhappy with how things were turning on,
feeling like I was suffocating and needed something else.
Of course it was not that I don’t feel happy to see collectors loved my work and kept following me after all those years, but something in my work was missing.
I think I found the answer paradoxically by working less and taking more time to go outside in the nature.
Nature, and time to breath, gave enough distance in my work to see things on a different angle.
During years I was looking for perfection, the perfect cast, the perfect make up, the perfect doll, but nothing is perfect and hopefully we are not neither.
Factories are really strong to make the perfect cast smooth and all, and it is great for ready to custom as collectors need to appropriate the doll in their own univers.
But for artist doll, for my artist doll I think it is not what I want to share.
I am allergic to resin as some of you may be know, but keep on using this material since 10 years now because it is very versatile.
Keep on working with this instead of leave for porcelain or another material can seem strange but beside the allergy problem I think resin is very representative of
our modern world.
I was wondering how I can do to put together the fact of working with a plastic material and wanting more nature in my life, and the way I choosed is to bring those
I would like to add nature inside resin, because in our modern life we still need to breath and to spend time in nature.
This is why I would like to start a experiment on artist doll combining the resin with something more beautiful and full of senses.
First experiment is a Li mëi made with resin and Oak’s ash.
Oak tree became ash with fire, ash became a doll. Love this idea of transformation, nothing really end and everything transforms in a way.
On this doll there is accident, the surface is not perfect, because the material inside is not either and it gives this doll more power.
Can’t wait to experiment more, probably I needed this dark period to understand some things and find back inspiration and what I would like to tell with my work.
Now I feel in peace 🙂
Some quick tests with other materials love how they look. Unperfect and so rich of details !!
Isn’t this material amazing love all those marks and tinies accidents !!
Beautiful! Love the imperfections❤️
Thank you 🙂 !
Perfect imperfection – Love it <3 Feels full of soul <3
ça donne un côté organique très sympa
Thats a brilliant idea! This doll gives me the “alive” feeling 🙂
On a l’impression de voir de la pierre prendre vie ! C’est juste magnifique et assez évocateur des changements dont tu parles !
J’aime beaucoup, c’est super, autant dans l’idée que dans la réalisation. Ça donne beaucoup plus de profondeur à la poupée, ça la rend plus précieuse encore. 🙂
These are beautiful. They look like natural stone! I love gemstones and crystals. I can’t wait to see more of this naturals line!
Thank you all for your kind comments 🙂 !
Happy to read that you love this new orientation.
I really love that organique surface – its more art/sculpture – amazing! Absolutely wonderfull Li mei – I will be happy to have her in so inperfect material!