ARTIST MEMBER APPLICATION ~ Initial Image Review :: Images submitted by applicant for evaluation by the Standards Committee.
Resin, antique lace / 17 inches / 2021
She started as an experiment to see if it was possible to recreate the unique beauty of Japanese gold repair – kintsugi – in resin for a ball jointed doll. She has since become a wonderful example of how I want to explore the art of ball jointed dolls.
“Vulpes and Mau Nouveau”
Resin, cotton / 10.5 inches / 2021
The most recent reincarnation of a pair of dolls I make to order, they are sort of mascots/ambassadors for my doll shop Cirque de Fantomes. Just like with my larger dolls, I love using them as models in my photography, challenging myself to bring them as much to life as possible.
Excellence of Artistry
- Every applicant should hold the highest personal standards for his or her work.
- The work must be well-designed, made, and finished.
- The work must show excellent control of the medium.
- Sculpting should be flawless, with accurate proportions or, if exaggerated, should harmoniously fit the concept of the piece.
- Hair should be of a material appropriate to the piece and flawlessly applied.
- Costuming should be created out of a good idea or concept and be expertly made, using materials appropriate to the figure’s scale or its intended effect.
Identity of Design
- Every applicant should have a style of working that is unique, consistent, and recognizable. Having a true signature style is an essential element of NIADA’s standards.
- NIADA looks for engaging, captivating work that inspires a meaningful response.
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