My new book “Allegory of the Dolls” is due to come out on blurb.com early in July 2010.
The book is a collection of photos and poems of and about dolls I found in flea markets and thrift stores.
I had two rules when working on this project:
1) I wasn’t allowed to move the dolls from where ever it was that I had found them. I could only photograph them where they lay.
2) Once I named the photo, that name was to be the title of the poem. So whatever the photo was called, that’s what the poem was to be about, and I wasn’t allowed to change it.
Here is a bit of a teaser regarding the content of ALLEGORY OF THE DOLLS:
I’m as delicate as tea cup
In pieces now I sleep
How have I become so broken up?
When did I fall so deep?
Who will pick up the parts and arrange them into me?
Will I ever become a whole again?
When will I be set free?
I remember a time when I was cherished and admired
But if anybody wants me now…
Some assembly is required
all photos and text ©Jacquelyn Fedyk 2010