A long, long time ago, I started making these two dolls for a school assignment. I never finished them before the semester was over, let alone used them for a stop motion animation, as was my intention when I started making them. I think. Mostly I just wanted to make something instead of draw something, and I always tend to gravitate towards fabric and yarn.
So these two did end up finished at one point or another, but I never showed them online. They sat in my parents’ window sill, sad, alone, forgotten… Until one day, my mother decided to use them as a subject for a still life. Suddenly, there was fame! Attention! Love and care!
Now, years too late, they will finally receive the attention of being featured in their creator’s blog. They went with a full out photo shoot, and I didn’t have the heart to discourage them….
So without further ado: meet Fukjoe and Piesmen! (My mother named them, please don’t blame me. She calls them a modern, or possibly a silly, interpretion of Yin and Yang).
And finally, with their various portraits:
For a good look at these portraits – and a lot more art, visit my mother’s website at www.riaborneman.exto.nl.