Thursday, December 10, 2009

Geisha Doll Art Collection

One day I discovered a Geisha Girl doll sitting in the rain and couldn't resist a rescue. Badly damaged from exposure to the elements, I decided to take the doll apart. This actually wasn't easy to do, as the upright standing figure was well mounted to a base. The plastic like material the hands are made of moulded into a rude middle finger gesture easily with a heat gun. Off came the large ornate hair piece to expose an empty head underneath, which makes for sort of astonishing sybolism. Each of the images in the collection below are a feminine expression in digital photographs that were manipulated for a painterly effect, and all have recently been added to my portfolio. Visit the link under each image to visit my portfolio where you can also use the great zoom feature to look close up at details.

Throughout the ages & cultures of time woman have been the prime target of marketing devises in combination with social restrictions. These images bespeaks of the gentlewoman's inner opinion of the world in a funky, not so genteel, manner. Part of the sociopolitical series, "Toys", where I explore the concept of childhood toys representing situations & ideas of the modern day world.

Ringer Finger art image by Tree Pruitt
Orientation digital painting by Tree Pruitt
Wordly Woman manipulated digital photography art by Tree Pruitt

*Original art images ©Tree Pruitt, unless otherwise indicated. Contact the artist prior to ANY use or for purchase information.