Anyone following my twitter or instagram or facebook (Christ) feed will have seen that I abandoned a Sally doll for Ideal Brown to plant in Newcastle two weeks ago.
She had abnormally large hands and awkward as she was, was without a place in the show. She also had a mask that didn’t seem fair to waste and anyway, it’s not so much that her Mickey Mouse club mitts were off-putting to me – they just didn’t fit in.
I started modelling with epoxy in late February when Giles and I had first started to discuss the show. I didn’t set out with a lot of firm direction but rather the idea that whatever I made, I wanted to do in great quantities…or any many as I could muster before September (and then November, after we decided we needed more time). Naturally, the first few dolls have a few more pronounced abnormalities than the others.
So. Sally #7 was left in Newcastle, for Newcastle, because I live here and so do lots of other people and I thought that since this big thing was going on for me in London, I could at least leave a little thing in Newcastle.
She was left in Jesmond Dene, at the ruined banqueting hall – all thanks and kudos to Ideal Brown for missioning down there, finding a non-threatening spot (for dogs and tots who tend to choke on the things they find lying around) to leave the doll.
Anyway, she’s gone now (I checked) and I’ve decided to drop another. At the suggestion of a few people on instagram, it will be in a different city – this time London as I’m there to take down the show next Friday – although I haven’t a brow-scratching clue where the fuck to leave her.
While I like the idea of a Sally doll being plucked up and taken home by a passer-by, I’d prefer for one of the people actually following and looking for her to get lucky. It would be nice to find out where it ends up too.
It, her, whatever.
So if you find a Sally, give me a shout. Let me know where she now lives so I can sign and number her card and send it along.
Also: thanks for playing.