Monday, October 18, 2010

Work In Progress- Korean Doll (in mourning maybe?)

I came across another half-made doll body in my things (neck to toes, no hands and probably the last one) so I felt compelled to make it a head. It wasn't my intent to make this one Asian but the eyes and coloring lent themselves to it.


Then when I started pinning, other clothes just really weren't working- this one was made to wear hanbok (traditional Korean dress).
So far she's only wearing undergarments.



I like the striking contrast of white and am considering making her "in mourning".
White cotton hanbok is traditionally for mourners but I'd want it in silk and I don't think I want to make straw shoes (also traditional mourning attire).



I like the idea overall but there are some issues between accuracy and my aesthetics...

2 comments:

  1. Take the initial inspiration, then use your aesthetics to create something new and unique.
    There's no need to stick religiously with creating something historically accurate, unless it is specifically for a museum show!!!

    i instantly thought she looks incredible in white, too, with that contrast of midnight for hair, and the slash if red ribbon...

    very effective!

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  2. Constructive as always!
    I do love white dolls, faded or pure and I'm not very superstitious but while white is for mourners, the way this is coming out, it's ghost-like. In Korean culture, ghosts dressed in white come to take you for death in sleep and though it's dripping with excellent psychological and meaningful symbolism I went through an awful time when I was about 17 having constant nightmares- no white figures but during the same time my dad would see them often.
    Making her is almost taboo haha but maybe I'm to make her for a reason. Oh gee, I might sound crazy now :x

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