The Mannequin Project
In an effort to experiment and expand the scope of Treasure Market, we have delved into a bit of inspired recycling.  The female form has served as inspiration from the earliest examples of art.  For our challenge, eight local artists were presented with female display mannequins and given free reign to transform them as they saw fit.  The results of their creative explorations and manipulations were offered for the benefit of the Cantor Arts Center at Treasure Market 2009.  The artists who participated in this challenge were:

Werner Glinka
Werner is a mixed media artist.  Raised in Germany and trained as an electrical engineer, he developed his unique style of assemblage combining the influences of the sleek, steel-and-glass modernism of the Bauhaus movement with the simple, functional grace of Japanese landscapes.

Between Two Worlds (above) “This sculpture evolved from my Urban Totem series.  The dualistic perception of the female body would make it easy to conjure the old angel vs. whore stereotype. But that is not what I intended to present. For one, I reject it. Rather, I see this sculpture as a metaphor for the dual existence that many of us live. In my specific case the subject of a dual existence has been with me ever since I immigrated to California.”

Ruth Waters
Ruth is a sculptor and painter and founding director of 1870 Art Center in Belmont. She works in hardwoods, bronze, and marble. Her paintings are subtle, atmospheric, concerned with reflection, refraction, and translucence. She has titled her mannequin Golden Girl.

Karin Moggridge
Karin is a textile artist who creates art pieces for walls and art wear for women.  Her wall hangings are made out of hand-dyed, crushed, slashed, torn, and otherwise manipulated fabrics and fibers. The clothing is made out of hand-dyed, textured natural fibers, and cut to simple, easy to wear designs. Karin’s mannequin is a commentary on the idealization of the female form, but it glows with an inner light and beauty. 

Cosette Dudley
Cosette Dudley is a printmaker and sculptor who uses diverse materials such as newspaper clippings, pieces of photographs, used tea bags (on occasion), found objects from the industrial world, and consumer leftovers in her work. Her mannequin is titled Late 21st Century Woman/Warrior/Survivor.

Lucy Arai
Originally trained in sculptural ceramics, Lucy later began to incorporate sashiko techniques and other traditional Japanese techniques to emerge with her own innovative blend of Japanese and Western traditions. “I was inspired when I saw the Stanford family playing croquet in the painting, Palo Alto Spring, which recalled my childhood memories of summers playing croquet with my sisters and cousins.”

Tess Sinclair
Tess, a former lawyer, is now a mixed media artist and popular teacher at Palo Alto Art Center, Pacific Art League, Community School of Music and Art, and RAFT.  Sinclair leads art workshops elsewhere in the U.S. and in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico.  Through her art she explores challenges of the human condition with its political, spiritual, and emotional complexities.

Andrea Hennessy
Andrea is a stalwart advocate for the arts, member of the Cantor Arts Center's Membership Board, and Stanford University's first lady. She grew up in an artistic family with a mother who is a painter. She holds a degree in fashion design and enjoys experimenting with various materials using the human form as her canvas. Andrea brings a personal vision to this mannequin project which incorporates jewelry making and millinery.

Kazumi Shiho
Kazumi utilizes a broad range of media, including paper, steel, sheet rock, and computer coding in a process that transforms and reconfigures the material.  She is in her second year of Stanford's Master of Fine Arts program.

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