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I discovered the joy of working creatively with my hands in 2002. During a sabbatical in California, I attended sessions of gestalt therapy. Encountering my morning depression as a Lady in Black, I gave her a body out of fabric, foam rubber, pins, beads and ribbon. Many more doll-like figures followed.

 

Some of them were triggered by a strong emotion, others by the look and feel of some textile or found object. Over the years I expanded the range of materials to wood, plaster, putty, wire, and electronic scrap.

 

My dolls vary in size, from miniatures of ten centimetres to tall ones of almost a metre. Put together lightly, their physical bodies are fragile and will fade or disintegrate. On screen however, their illustrious appearance will last.