Paper Dolls

The driving force of this work is story telling with a metaphoric twist. Paper Dolls combines the fantastical with the prosaic, the mythological with the documentary, and personal memories with the shared experience of fairytale. From kitchen domestic to tropical garden, the process involves a hand made cut-out cast of fictional characters, props and in-situ assemblages meticulously arranged by hand. Staged scenarios form a magical domain where nature, colour and scale play their part in a tactile 'playground' reflected through time and different perceived persona.  2002-2005

All images copyright Karen Melvin 2020