What a Model Should Be, 2004

Material Girls challenge

This was my first all cloth with wire armature doll. I was torn between two images, the exaggerated posture of a runway model and the truly Godly woman. One image focused on outward appearance, the other on inward beauty. So, combining the two, and falling back on my graphic background, I decided on “designer” labels for a somewhat shapeless form. The labels reflect the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22). My model’s lipstick is a little smeared, and a hat covers her not-so-perfect hair, but she walks with confidence, knowing she is a reflection of what a woman should be. The final label on back, “& Matching Accessories,” allows us a little room for self-expression.

In a private collection


Neva Waldt







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