My fiber art doll creations are all one-of-a-kind whimsical characters that reflect, similar to a photograph, a captured moment in time. These story dolls, as I sometimes think of them, are all meant to bring a smile to your face. Each character’s tale, either simple or complex, is up to you, the viewer. My design ideas and influences come from observations of everyday moments and daily routines of those around me. My admiration and design respect of various cultures, ranging from Native American to Asian, can also be seen in my work.
The bodies of my Dahl Creations are mixed media with a wire body base core for stability. The fabric is stuffed to create the formed curves and features of each character. I add vintage trims, beads, stones, feathers, and other unique embellishments adding to each doll’s story. The bodies are carefully stitched and needle sculpted. Last, but truly most important in my mind, are the faces. Each face is carefully designed to express an emotion that completes the playful figure. My Dahl Creations are known for their color combinations, details, and whimsy.
Chris McKinley Dahl
Owner: Gallery Administrator
Size: 4 items