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Top Dolly Keelan’s sculpture confronts age and decay, focusing on a traditionally female perspective with her assumption of the doll — and the deeper psychological profile and momentary assumption (and subsequent loss) of youth embedded within it. ‘Top Dolly’ is a particularly gravity-defying piece, the doll seemingly having been spiked and sunken into a surface. The scuffed and scratched surface of the form alludes to wood, but is carefully realised and stained ceramic — the decaying texture simultaneously signalling a breaking down from user wear and significant passage of time. Semi-grotesque, the playful aspect is undercut with an unholy presence that can’t help but capitulate to notions of death. http://hieronymusobjects.com/content/images/thumbs/0019199_top-dolly_1.jpeg Margaret Keelan


Top Dolly

Keelan’s sculpture confronts age and decay, focusing on a traditionally female perspective with her assumption of the doll — and the deeper psychological profile and momentary assumption (and subsequent loss) of youth embedded within it. ‘Top Dolly’ is a particularly gravity-defying piece, the doll seemingly having been spiked and sunken into a surface. The scuffed and scratched surface of the form alludes to wood, but is carefully realised and stained ceramic — the decaying texture simultaneously signalling a breaking down from user wear and significant passage of time. Semi-grotesque, the playful aspect is undercut with an unholy presence that can’t help but capitulate to notions of death.
Artist: Margaret Keelan

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