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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