One of the First Shows of Erika's Flip dolls, a collaborative exhibit with Painter, Sheep Jones, and Multi-media Artist, Susan Sherwin, at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria Virginia
Erika's two sculptural needle felted dolls alternate between a floating-on-a-cloud angelic woman with a white winged horse, representing freedom and spaciousness. This doll sits on a trapeze-like structure which when flipped, alternates to the “alter ego” character of a Barbie being nagged by (in the smaller version of the doll) or (in the larger 50” version,) being swallowed up by an Anita Bryant mouth. Susan Sherwin’s flip doll has, on one side, “Mrs. Fezziwig,” a boisterous, life of the party character from Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol.” Her doll flips to another side featuring “Neko,” a Japanese geisha cat, stylish, quiet and intuitive, another side of the artistic personality.
Sheep Jones created a Flip Doll, Alter Ego painting, for this exhibit, (right in above image)