Portraits of Caleb and Logan

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.

Slideshow

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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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