View Full Version : Allison Smith art exhibit.......

06-29-2009, 05:02 PM
Civil War themed artwork....click around.


"Victory Hall is an installation I originally presented at Bellwether gallery in the spring of 2005. The installation was comprised of over one hundred wooden rifles, pistols, and sideknives arranged on the wall in a decorative pattern reminiscent of an arms exposition hall. Posed on the floor were a series of five life-size ceramic dolls made in my own image and wearing handsewn uniforms. I created the doll parts at a ceramics atelier in Provence, and worked with a Civil War costume historian to design and sew the uniforms. These "commemorative dolls" are based on obscure citizen soldiers of the American Civil War era, specifically Zouaves and Vivandières."


06-29-2009, 07:57 PM
That is sooooooo five years ago.

Seriously, where ya been? This is old stuff.

06-29-2009, 09:43 PM
I tried the new "Bing" search engine with "vivandiere" and this popped up. The artist is also showing few of these lifesize CW/WBTS dolls in the Boston area.

"Tweaking history at DeCordova"

“The Old, Weird America’’

There's a short video with the CW/WBTS realated works.

http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2009/06/28/8216the_old_weird_america8217_exhibit_tweaks_us_hi story/