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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 secret life of forsaken toys is a theme that I plan to explore further, once I can grab a spare minute.
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Daily Deviation

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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PapaG-art Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find this very intriguing. Great concept.
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:iconmeiselmaus:
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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:iconwandarocket:
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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:iconmeiselmaus:
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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:iconwandarocket:
WandaRocket Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, let's keep exploring this "other world".
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:iconarienhly:
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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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Well, thank you very much.
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:iconjimenopolix:
JIMENOPOLIX Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is he wearing Mickey's ears?
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:iconmeiselmaus:
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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:iconjimenopolix:
JIMENOPOLIX Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah.
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:iconlord-darcy:
Lord-Darcy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
:iconcongratsddplz:
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Thank you!
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Thank you very much.  I am very pleased.
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconno-one-2:
no-one-2 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Emo Shakespeare Mickey Mouse dangling from strings. Nice job! :) (Smile) 
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Rather unlikely subject for a photo, but there you are.
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:iconpureawesome101:
pureawesome101 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Writer
Is it okay to think of this as creepy?
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Yes.  Yes, it is.
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:iconandy813:
Andy813 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you gave it such intense feelings, that's so cool
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Thank you very much.
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:iconpetitebubu:
PetiteBubu Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the description you gave it! :) I now understand what you meant.
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Thank you.  I thought I should give my thought processes behind this, as I will be doing more on it at some point.  I have exhausted the "trick" photograph thing of realistic dollies.  Time to move onto the next idea.
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:iconcatcara:
catcara Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
MeiselMaus:  you did a great job with that picture! ♥ Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Thank you, ma huneh!
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:iconlittlemissoracle:
littleMissOracle Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
pooor pooor mousie, stuck on the strings... puppet to the master...
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
*Rubs hands in malicious glee*
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:iconlittlemissoracle:
littleMissOracle Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
yes master, pull them strings...
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:iconblondie-sheep:
Blondie-Sheep Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
creepy//////// COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
These things tend to go together in my mind.
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:iconblondie-sheep:
Blondie-Sheep Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:D i clap Epic clap  <dis is how i clap dont question me<
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I would never judge how a person claps, believe me.

And thank you. *Bows deeply*
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:iconblondie-sheep:
Blondie-Sheep Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Let Me See Let Me See Let Me See Let Me See Let Me See Let Me See Let Me See Let Me See Let Me See Let Me See 
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:iconkagaminelenfangirl:
KagamineLenFangirl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student
i like her. she reminds me of me.
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Are you a misgendered boy doll with a Mickey Mouse hat?  I am impressed.
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:iconkagaminelenfangirl:
KagamineLenFangirl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student
i am hanging by threads that control my every move and pull me away in reprimand if i go the "wrong" way
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:iconamen-no-suomynona:
amen-no-suomynona Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of an old poem I wrote, coincidentally called "Puppet with Strings"! ^^
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Better than a puppet without, I would say.
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:iconamen-no-suomynona:
amen-no-suomynona Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Couldn't agree with you more. 
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:iconmusekeeper:
Musekeeper Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favorite thing about this piece is her expression.  Wow!  
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
It's a he, but it is hard to tell with these doll.  And he is a winsome little soul.
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:iconmusekeeper:
Musekeeper Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can see that now - sorry for the mistake! Yes, he is
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
LOL.  Perhaps I shouldn't have smoothed out his man bits with tissue before taking the shot.  But he looked OBSCENE in that bodysuit, he really did.
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Musekeeper Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL   I think his androgyny makes it a more powerful image actually   i love the concept
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:iconbloedzuigerbloed:
bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Thanks.
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:iconterramarmsxiii:
TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
whoa...that is amazing
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:iconmeiselmaus:
MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Thank you.
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:iconterramarmsxiii:
TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
np
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:iconhowlingwindigo:
howlingwindigo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
That's not me
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May 7, 2014, 10:42:50 PM
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