Poppy, the Popsicle Princess
Mixed Materials, 2012
This piece is an especially fine example of the decorative arts popular with mothers and grandmothers. The great simplicity resonates with the viewer, evoking emotions of joy and whimsy. The googly eyes, red ink smile, and vibrant pipe cleaner hair energize the simple Styrofoam ball, transforming a blank sphere into a puppet character for the ages.