douglas KORNFELD


Dollface - 12' x 12' - 5000 laser printed, hand cut pieces of paper stapled to the gallery wall.

This mosaic was made of more than 5000 pieces of laser printed paper, each was hand cut and stapled directly to the gallery wall. The images depicted are all the girls from the artist's high school yearbook (George Washington High School, Class of 1973, Denver, Colorado) and a face scanned from a doll collectors' catalog.

The artist first stapled each face to the wall making a grid of almost 3000 pieces of paper. Then, superimposed over the grid was the large doll face. The large face was cut into almost 2000 slips of paper that exactly covered each girls face beneath. These were attached with one staple each. The fan on the pedestal produces a breeze that lifts some of the doll image revealing the faces beneath.

This work was on display at The Bronx River Art Gallery, New York, as part of an exhibition entitled: "Cathedrals and Classrooms".

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"Dollface" - 1996 - Bronx River Gallery, New York City

Dollface installation at the Bronx River Gallery, New York City
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