They are recycled old dolls. Cast offs from the local opportunity and dump shops.
I have used all kinds of needlework and decorations and doilys in the making of these mock icons. I love to work with women's things.
After I had assembled the dolls I painted them with a coating of polyester resin, to unite the various layers.
I don't glue, screw or stick my obects these days. I prefer to stack them up like totem poles.
Totem poles preserve social and cultural histories for future generations as do my 'Suburban Goddesses'.
I was delighted when these dolls were included in Frank McBride's 'Tempertature' exhibition 2004 of contemporary Queensland sculpture at the Brisbane City Gallery - (MoB).
The picture below is of my installation at MoB