If you are a child or an artist, you may discover faces wherever you look. Faces in wallpaper, on the front and back ends of cars and parking meters and coin-operated seaside telescopes were some of my first discoveries. And, Mr. Potato Head was a thrilling game. My installation for Artomatic presented my latest face-centric investigations: the group on slate was placed like savory dishes on a table—or a row of headstones in a cemetery. As I work them, they speak to me and for some, I capture a key word between the lips. Face parts are glued or wired together but not until the last minute, allowing extended play ... The metal faces hang in a plate holder or sit on an easel. Their magnet-backed features ensure perpetual re-arrangement. The assembling and reassembling is eloquent—and healing. How cool to bestow upon Andy Warhol the luxurious mop of Richard Avedon’s hair. Or experiment with ear positions for the Dalai Lama ... This group is dedicated to key influences: Dali, Romare Bearden, Judy Chicago, Talking Heads, Inuit mask makers of the Pacific Northwest, Betty White, and others. Photographs: many thanks to Laurel Jensen.


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Thalia Doukas is a 2D and 3D fine artist and curator who employs a variety of techniques and new or upcycled materials in her work; she presents workshops based on her evolving inventory of materials and projects. Recent activities have included installations and workshops for Artomatic in DC and Maryland, Crafty Clubhouse events for the City Paper's Arts and Crafts Fair, holiday and valentine card making workshops for the Smithsonian National Postal Museum and hula hoop dream catchers for the windows of MakerSpace in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Thalia has lived and worked in London and New York and is now based in Washington, DC. For ten years, she was an independent fine arts curator and grantwriter for Windows on White installations sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; for two years she was artistic director of City Without Walls Gallery, Newark NJ. After moving to DC, she launched a community Reuse Art Studio in Arlington, VA and led projects there for 12 years. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Chelsea School of Art/London Polytechnic (U.K.).


Featured Galleries & Collections

FaceOmatic 2012 - Video

Visitors 10
1 videos
Created 21-May-12
Modified 21-May-12

Masks & Heads

Visitors 57
32 photos
Created 26-Jan-11
Modified 26-Jan-11
Masks & Heads

Holiday Cardmaking, My Sample Cards

Visitors 64
87 photos
Created 5-Nov-16
Modified 5-Nov-16
Holiday Cardmaking, My Sample Cards

FaceOmatic 2012

Visitors 27
35 photos
Created 29-May-12
Modified 29-May-12
FaceOmatic 2012

Crafty Headgear & Accessories

Visitors 22
40 photos
Created 4-Oct-13
Modified 4-Oct-13
Crafty Headgear & Accessories

Weaves

Visitors 21
24 photos
Created 5-Nov-16
Modified 5-Nov-16
Weaves

Dollhouse Gallery (DG)

Visitors 21
75 items
Created 9-Jun-15
Modified 9-Jun-15
Dollhouse Gallery (DG)

Artomatic 2015 - Installation Views

Visitors 1
13 photos
Created 5-Nov-16
Modified 5-Nov-16
Artomatic 2015 - Installation Views


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Artomatic 2016 - Installation Views

Visitors 2
15 photos
Created 6-Nov-16
Modified 6-Nov-16
Artomatic 2016 - Installation Views

Artomatic 2015 - Installation Views

Visitors 1
13 photos
Created 5-Nov-16
Modified 5-Nov-16
Artomatic 2015 - Installation Views

Free Choice Activities, Artomatic 2015

Visitors 1
10 photos
Created 5-Nov-16
Modified 5-Nov-16
Free Choice Activities, Artomatic 2015

Armchair Traveler Adult, My Sample Cards

Visitors 25
18 photos
Created 5-Nov-16
Modified 5-Nov-16
Armchair Traveler Adult, My Sample Cards

Holiday Cardmaking, My Sample Cards

Visitors 64
87 photos
Created 5-Nov-16
Modified 5-Nov-16
Holiday Cardmaking, My Sample Cards

One-of-a-kind Gifts

Visitors 8
21 photos
Created 5-Nov-16
Modified 5-Nov-16
One-of-a-kind Gifts

Free Choice Activities, City Paper Crafts Fair

Visitors 0
23 photos
Created 5-Nov-16
Modified 5-Nov-16
Free Choice Activities, City Paper Crafts Fair

Weaves

Visitors 21
24 photos
Created 5-Nov-16
Modified 5-Nov-16
Weaves


All Photographs

Avatars

Galleries 1
Modified 18-Apr-10
10 photos
Avatars

Masks & Heads 2011

Galleries 1
Modified 9-Jul-10
32 photos
Masks & Heads 2011

Mail Art

Visitors 38
17 photos
Created 27-Jan-11
Modified 27-Jan-11
Mail Art

Wall Works

Visitors 28
7 photos
Created 4-Oct-13
Modified 4-Oct-13
Wall Works

Holiday-Related

Galleries 2
Modified 18-Jan-11
14 photos
Holiday-Related

Workshops

Galleries 11
Modified 5-Nov-16
320 photos
Workshops

Artomatic 2012 - Crystal City

Galleries 2
Modified 26-Jun-12
35 photos
Artomatic 2012 - Crystal City

Crafty Headgear & Accessories

Visitors 22
40 photos
Created 4-Oct-13
Modified 4-Oct-13
Crafty Headgear & Accessories

One-of-a-kind Gifts

Visitors 8
21 photos
Created 5-Nov-16
Modified 5-Nov-16
One-of-a-kind Gifts

Weaves

Visitors 21
24 photos
Created 5-Nov-16
Modified 5-Nov-16
Weaves

Artomatic 2014 - National Airport

Visitors 9
3 photos
Created 8-Aug-14
Modified 8-Aug-14
Artomatic 2014 - National Airport

Dollhouse Gallery (DG)

Visitors 21
75 items
Created 9-Jun-15
Modified 9-Jun-15
Dollhouse Gallery (DG)

Artomatic 2015 - Hyattsville

Galleries 1
Modified 5-Nov-16
13 photos
Artomatic 2015 - Hyattsville

Artomatic 2016 - Potomac

Galleries 1
Modified 6-Nov-16
15 photos
Artomatic 2016 - Potomac

904 photos, 3 videos
Visitors 392
Member since 19-Jul-08