Shannon Robinson

doll parts, fabric, stuffing
18 x 8 in.

My creatures are silent friends. Derived from children’s drawings, their forms possess the comfortable familiarity of childhood imagination. Because the drawings are not my own, it is appropriate that the materials are also not mine. I accumulate the remnants of other children’s play, searching flea markets and thrift stores, thereby accumulating the residue of an experience that can only be imagined.

Each creature I make is given a name, because, like each one of us, they embody joy and fear, excitement and anxiety. In this way, the child’s drawing is fulfilled. They become real.

© Shannon Robinson