Friday, March 4, 2011
A century of eccentrics in doll form by Miss Oblivious SF 1035 Guererro
pART OF SALES FROM DOLLS WILL GO TO h.e.a.r
My friend taffy lives in a beautiful store front home in San Francisco and he has offered for me to display my art in the windows for the last 5 years.
Finally in December 2010 I was visiting and decided it was time to build an installation specific for his 1035 Guerrero windows.
Around the same time I had come up with a title for a new zine which in turn will change my pen/art name to KOOK TEFLON.
The new zine is titled Teflon Sisters Zine
"Teflon is a nickname given to persons, particularly in politics, to whom criticism does not seem to stick".
Which also means the end to Miss Oblivious, she is so very exhausted and feels she has done all she can.
As I started working on this installation I had this epiphany that this had to happen NOW!!It would be the last hooray for Miss O, so she could see all her work completed in one place.
In December while still in SF staying with Uneven and Josh we came up with a theme for the dolls to be based around, as we celebrated Christmas Eve with wigs n good food.
"A century of eccentrics" they really aided me with ideas for characters that have lived in San Francisco since the mid- 19th century.
The one thing my dolly's have done for me is teach me about the wonderful people that have lived, different Deity's and creating fictional community's of bizarre beauties.
We came up with:
Sister Boom Boom
Mary Ellen Pleasant
(After we finished the 5-hour set-up!!!!
I couldn't have done it without Uneven)
and of course A doll of:
Richard Gaikowski which 1035 Guerrero was his residents from the mid 60's- til his passing around 2007.
He was very important to me for a few reasons. He was a revolutionary component to the SF film history, he wrote for the hippy political paper "Good Times", all his friends adored him, the catch is that he was the prime suspect for Zodiac Killer. People have dedicated their lives to prove he was the zodiac.
Richard is by far the best in the collection,
you can purchase these dolls through my ETSY store under Paynecreations.