the Doll Art of Arlene Fish -Navarro

Artist’s Statement

My art is figurative art.  I have always been involved with sculpting the human figure through porcelain and and other mediums. In my artistic path I focused on life drawing and illustration ,then porcelain and mold making.  Now many mediums such as paperclay,fabric,and paint and findings are combined to create my fantasy doll art.

From photographs of my model I sketch then sculpt the head so I can make a casting mold. With a finished portrait/head,hands and feet,I build the wire armature of the figure.

My fantasy is  born in the decoration and finishing of the figure with every handmade detail enhancing the figure.  I love the process of creative imagination and problem solving that goes into making my one of a kind dolls.

Arlene Fish-Navarro