Monday, November 22, 2010
These were ALL BLYTHE DOLLS. I say "were" because a few barely resemble the doe-eyed cutie AND because as lifeless as dolls already are, Julien Martinez manages to evoke real death and decay. Taking one very shallow form of girlhood and injecting life into it only to suck it out, takes true mastery. If you aren't familiar with Blythe dolls, they each have a string attached and when you pull the string their eyes change color. This artist has customized every single eye chip to better suit the creation.
Ugh! I own a Blythe so I know the limitations of its facial structure! Thus I know what mastery is involved in these creations! Ugh! Julien Martinez's site is in French so I couldn't tell you how to purchase, but if you are truly committed... you will find a way! (via The Poisoned Sweet)