Monday, February 8, 2021

Creating Communitas: African American Doll Bloggers Animate Black Dolls as Sites of Signification

A still capture from Rod and Danielle's Wedding animated by the late Vanessa Morrison of Fashion Dolls at Van's Doll Treasures is featured in the YouTube video below.
If you missed Paulette Richards' Zoom presentation on Monday, February 1, 2021, the YouTube recording can be viewed at your leisure.

YouTube Description: "This study by Paulette Richards explores the work of three African American [artists] who maintained doll blogs and animated their dolls in short video narratives between 2010 and 2015: Fashion Dolls at Van's Doll TreasuresHey It's Muff, and Roxanne's Dolls

I attended the live presentation and found Paulette's comparison of doll animation and puppetry fascinating. I hope you will, too. 


There are countless items to collect and write about. Black dolls chose me.

Thank you for reading. To contact me, please use the contact form on the right of the home page, which is visible in "web view." A link to web viewing should be visible at the bottom of this page.

Check out what I am selling here
Check out my eBay listings here.
Please follow my sister blog Ebony-Essence of Dolls in Black.
*New* Visit/Follow DeeBeeGee's Virtual Black Doll Museum
Donate here to support this blog. Thank you!