Artist statement - Christine Shively-Benjamin
My doll art took root in my joy of finding a penny in the lining of a pocket. First impression not worth much but with imagination, innovation, experimentation I would apply my life experiences to create my fabric figures. Turning the mundane into the marvelous has been a driving force in my creative life.
I have been creating my Art dolls since 1984. Born in Denver Colorado, now living in Carson City NV. A member of NIADA and ODACA, I have attended the Quinlan Doll and Teddy Bear show for the past 8 years and a number of doll conferences and events.