Sunday, September 27, 2009

Appalachian doll

An earlier post focused on Frank Moran, the carver who lived in an isolated part of northern Vermont. This doll was made by a woman in North Carolina who also was alone a lot. The previous owners said her name was Inez Walker (if I remember correctly) and that she made quite a few dolls, some lifesize. This doll has a wonderful face that seems to express authentic emotion. I know we're talking about a doll here, but to me that face says intelligence, longing and disappointment. Maybe it's the face of the maker.

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