OOAK Art doll by PL Hignite Fine Art Folk Art Skelly Rave ’til the Grave

OOAK Art doll by PL Hignite Fine Art Folk Art Skelly Rave 'til the Grave
OOAK Art doll by PL Hignite Fine Art Folk Art Skelly Rave 'til the Grave
OOAK Art doll by PL Hignite Fine Art Folk Art Skelly Rave 'til the Grave
OOAK Art doll by PL Hignite Fine Art Folk Art Skelly Rave 'til the Grave
OOAK Art doll by PL Hignite Fine Art Folk Art Skelly Rave 'til the Grave

OOAK Art doll by PL Hignite Fine Art Folk Art Skelly Rave 'til the Grave
Handmade one of a kind, fine art doll. Title: “skelly rave’til the grave”. Artist: pamela l hignite. I like to play. I start out with a basic idea and then end up with odd characters and a narrative that evolves throughout my creative process into a finished piece. These small figures provide a means for me to explore childhood memories, sibling relationships, and experiences that i have had as a mother. They offer an avenue of connection between strangers, through shared experiences. The process used to create my small sculpture involves sewing, sculpting with paper clay, incorporating natural materials, and dry brush painting. Some of the pieces are hand sewn primed canvas with paper clay sculpted faces. Other pieces are made by sculpting paper clay over an armature of compressed paper, cardboard, chicken wire, or ceramic. Natural materials such as tree branches, seashells, fungus, and grape vines are incorporated into some of the designs. All of the pieces are painted with acrylics using a dry brush technique. I was born and raised in hamilton, ohio. I evolved into sculptor and art educator after a jaunt through motherhood with five rambunctious children. I hold a bfa, mfa and ma from miami university. I received the lilly endowment in 2012 and 2020.
OOAK Art doll by PL Hignite Fine Art Folk Art Skelly Rave 'til the Grave