1000 Dolls Project

My harmless armless monster
I love my city and I am a sucker for community art projects so I have been in love with the 1000 Dolls Project since the first I heard of it back in January. The project was organized by Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde, both professors at Transy, and is loosely based on Ed Franklin's doll scavenger hunts. The idea is to make 1000 dolls in all different mediums and scatter them along Limestone Street between the University of Kentucky and New Circle Rd to be kept by the finders. I have been following the dates for the doll making events, but they always happened on evenings I worked or had class (which these days is pretty much every evening.) Luckily, I found out last week that they still needed dolls and so I was able to whip up two dolls and get them to the organizers in time for the celebration and distribution. If you live in or around Lexington you should try and make it to the 1000 Dolls Community Celebration at the Kentucky Theater Wednesday evening where the dolls will be on display before they are scattered along Limestone. I personally can't wail to see all of the dolls together in one place.

My great purple whale

No comments: