i’m jealous of claire oswalt

Oh my goodness. Brooklyn based artist Claire Oswalt and her wooden paper dolls {ok, I realize that’s not a ‘thing’, but I couldn’t figure out how to describe these amazing pieces?!} are my newest obsession. Graphite and paper on wood, that I assume can pivot thanks to those little pins… although, let’s be honest, I would never have the guts to move these girls into different positions – yep, I’m a rule follower, plus, their perfect symmetry is part of why I love them oh so much.

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  1. Kirstin /// 08.27.2012 /// 7:07am

    LOVE. Thank you!

  2. Erin /// 08.27.2012 /// 10:46am

    these are so cool- good eye!

  3. grrl+dog /// 08.28.2012 /// 12:38am

    They have a slightly socialist air – like the art done then.. do you think balsa wood? So light you could cut it… I am off to check her out.
    You do have such an eclectically exhilarating eye.



  4. Luke /// 08.28.2012 /// 5:40am

    They do capture my interest. I wonder how they are being suspended. Do you think the dolls behind are modified to ‘hold’ the dolls higher on the stack or are the each individually suspended with, perhaps, a stiff wire?

    I find method interesting.

  5. Artsy Forager /// 08.28.2012 /// 3:24pm

    I’ve had one of these pinned forever.. thanks for reminding me about her!

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  7. Ingrid /// 09.02.2012 /// 7:52am

    Love these..they look amazing!

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