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A NOVEL IDEA

CHRISTINE FIFER

ONLINE GALLERY

 

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SMALLWAYS

$350 each

Statement from the artist:

Penny Dolls were common from the late 1800s through the 1930s. Produced in Japan, they were a less expensive version of German bisque varieties. Not to be confused with frozen Charlottes and bath babies (that is another story for another time), these little figures were modestly priced at a penny and sold alongside candy to appeal to young buyers. They came in varying sizes and modes of dress. Some came fully painted, but others came naked and painted only with shoes so that young dressmakers could design at will. I find many of them incredibly delightful: some are fussy, some are demure, and others are playful, jubilant, feisty, or serious.

The idea of lodging these little babies in books came to me as a way to magnify their personalities. The Romanesque style niche gave them an almost holy feel, like little saints who might understand how your day was going, and not judge.

Now that I see them all together, they have the feel of the cliffside monastery dwellers of Vardzia, or perhaps Mesa Verde, but most of all, they feel like a self portrait.

“With one eye you are looking at the outside world, while with the other you are looking within yourself.” – Amedeo Modigliani

1.-Good-Queen-Bess-

1. Good Queen Bees

NFS

2.-Famous-Prefaces-

2. Famous Prefaces

3.-Goldenrod-Farm-

SOLD
3. Goldenrod Farm

4.-Uncle-Dynamite-

4. Uncle Dynamite

5.-Homeric-Hymns.-

5. Homeric Hymns

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6. Herons Keep

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Red Dot Graphic

SOLD

7. Hard Hearts Are For Cabbages

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8. Home to Kentucky

9.-Circle-4-Patrol-

9. Circle 4 Patrol

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10. Bianca in Black

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11. Skinny

12.-Buster-Bear-

12. Buster Bear

13.-The-Lone-Star-Ranger-
Red Dot Graphic

SOLD

13. The Lone Star Ranger

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14. Lorena

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15. Roberts Reader

16.-heidi.-

16. Heidi

17.-Infinite-Ways.-

17. Infinite Ways

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18. They Came Like Swallows

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Red Dot Graphic

SOLD

19. Slow & Sure -blue

20.-Wolf-Patrol-
Red Dot Graphic

SOLD

20. Wolf Patrol

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21. Winston

22.-Joyce-of-the-Secret-Squadron-

22. Joyce of the Secret Squadron
NFS

23.--Passing-the-Third-Floor-Back-

23. Passing the Third Floor Back

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24. Trouble in July

25.-Sam-Jones-
Red Dot Graphic

SOLD

25. Sam Jones

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26. Make a Joyful Sound

27.-Play-Parade-

27. Play Parade

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28. The Magic Garden

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29. Back to Gods Country

30.--Water-Babies-

30. Water Babies

31.-Swiss-Family-Robinson-

31. Swiss Family Robinson

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32. The Kings General

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33. Slow & Sure – beige

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34. The Trail Driver

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35. Daughter of the Coast

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36. The Far Cry

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37. Fact & Fancy

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38. In A Mirror

39.-The-Hermit-of-Far-End-

39. The Hermit of Far End

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40. Tennyson to Whitman

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Red Dot Graphic

SOLD

41. The Forbidden Trail

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42. Blue Camellia

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43. Bhowani Junction

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44. This Little Pig

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Red Dot Graphic

SOLD

45. Maidas Little Shop

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46. Harvard Essays

Multi media book collage art

47. Epic & Saga

Multi media book collage art
Red Dot Graphic

SOLD

48. Out For Business

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49. Young Adventurer

Multi media book collage art

50. Crappy Ricks

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51. Agamemnon

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