Roberta, a Soft-Sculpture Art Doll

Photographs courtesy of Cat Runnels

Name: Roberta from The Big Girls Valentine’s Day Shelf Sitters Series

Made by and When: Patricia Coleman-Cobb, 2012

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black yarn locs/closed eyes/parted lips with teeth

Material: Clay (face) fabric (body), and yarn (hair)

Marks: Signed by the artist

Height: 13 inches from head to hips with legs that hang down approximately 22 inches

Clothes: Sewn-on red long-sleeved turtleneck and red Valentine-print black fabric that creates pants and the illusion of seated legs

Other: This art-doll shelf sitter was part of a soft-sculpture limited-edition collection of full-figured Black dolls created for Valentine’s Day 2012. The “Big Girls Valentine’s Day” Limited Edition Shelf Sitters by Patricia Coleman-Cobb represent voluptuous, beautiful women that exude confidence.

“Patricia Coleman-Cobb is an award-winning designer. Her collection includes many works of art including soft sculptured dolls; clay sculpted figures and busts, and her newest addition of beautifully framed mixed media sculpted pieces.” Read more about the artist here

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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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