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Suspension I by MeiselMaus Suspension I by MeiselMaus
Taking a new slant.  I have previously tried to photograph my dolls and figures to make them look as realistic as possible.  This challenge entertained me for a number of years.  However, this misses one of the attributes of dolls that I find so appealing; their intrinsic dollness that sets them aside from living, breathing humans.  So, the next step is to attempt to photograph dolls pretending to be people, pretending to be dolls.  A celebration of the "otherness" of artificial, miniature life.  Don't try to hide or overlook the joints and the stringing.  Celebrate them.  Let the dolls wear their strangeness like a badge of honour.  This is a theme that I plan to explore further, once I can grab a spare minute.
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Given 2014-06-20
In Suspension I, MeiselMaus has taken a new step in a different direction with his still life doll photography captures and this image cleverly explores boundaries beyond typical poses. ( Featured by Kaz-D )
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PapaGwibbys Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find this very intriguing. Great concept.
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Thank you.  I have more ideas for this, which I shall get around to at some point.
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WandaRocket Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this work!!! I love your art concept!
I translated your concept into Chinese and hope more people can see this work and understand your thoughts.

Translation:

一開始我希望能讓娃呈現的越真實越好,我沉溺於這項挑戰好幾年。但是,這忽略了娃最吸引人的一點,亦即娃的本質即非活生生的,會呼吸的人類。所以我下一步 的創作就是讓娃扮成人,也扮成娃。這是我對微型人工生命「異類」的慶祝。所以在這個創作中我不隱藏娃的關節和線條。慶祝這些元素吧!讓娃穿戴的奇異為其 榮耀的徽章!
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Thank you very much.  That is very handy.  Now I need to get on and work with this idea more.  So many ideas, so little time.
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WandaRocket Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, let's keep exploring this "other world".
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arienhly Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was wondering if this would ever get a DD, i loved it ever since you posted it, congrats :)
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Well, thank you very much.
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JIMENOPOLIX Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is he wearing Mickey's ears?
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Jolly artificiality on a less than jolly, restrained little dolly.  Like a party hat on Grumpy Cat.
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JIMENOPOLIX Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah.
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