Fuschia was created in while I lived in Israel. She is a funky cloth doll with big handmade polymer clay eyes. Fuschia was published in Art Doll Quarterly Magazine, 2007, and sold to a lovely lady who lives in Arizona. I remember collecting scarves, jewels, and beads that I could use to create her. She truly is a special doll. My photos of her are not as good as I would like them to be as they’re over a decade old and I no longer have access to her. But she’s still one of my favorites!
These comments appeared alongside Fuschia in ADQ:
“I feel my creation of Fuschia was driven by passion, focus, and compulsion. I’m inspired by people and cultures, and my intense wish for common acceptance of diversity and sharing artful journeys with like-minded artistic people. A successful composition is something that makes the viewer think. If my dolls make people think about lessening the distance between people, then they are successful. My dolls are in some way or other mini self-portraits. Each one of them tells the viewer about me. Fuschia, a belly dancer, represents an appreciation for femininity in all cultures.”