Name: Portraits of Caleb and Logan
Made by and When: Ping Lau, 2008
Material: Resin heads, shoulder plates, arms, and legs; stuffed brown cloth bodies
Marks: Hand-signed on the backs: Ping Lau/2008/Portrait of Caleb (and) Ping Lau/2008/Portrait of Logan
Height: 13 and 10 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Yarn clippings for the hair (auburn yarn for Caleb and black yarn for Logan), painted black eyes; Caleb has an open smile that captures his growing-in front tooth. Logan has a closed smile.
Clothes: Clothing replicates clothes the boys wore in some of the pictures used by the artist to create the dolls; the socks and shoes were added by the curator.
Other: One-of-a-kind dolls made in the likeness of the curator’s grandsons, Caleb (at age 7-1/2) and Logan (at age 2-1/2); sculpted by Ping Lau using several photographs of the boys. Caleb’s uneven front teeth and Logan’s dimpled cheeks were captured. Arrow through to view all slideshow images.
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