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 and leads collaborative workshops based on her evolving inventory of materials and projects. Recent activities have included installations for Artomatic DC, a Crafty Clubhouse event for the City Paper's Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair, and workshops at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum (2008-2014).

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 the Windows on White installations sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; for two years she served as 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 workshops 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

Artomatic 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 Cards

Visitors 60
69 photos
Created 12-Dec-12
Modified 12-Dec-12
Holiday Cards

FaceOmatic 2012

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

Crafty Headgear & Accessories

Visitors 21
40 photos
Created 4-Oct-13
Modified 4-Oct-13
Crafty Headgear & Accessories

Weaves

Visitors 19
20 photos
Created 21-Sep-15
Modified 21-Sep-15
Weaves

Dollhouse Gallery (DG)

Visitors 20
75 items
Created 9-Jun-15
Modified 9-Jun-15
Dollhouse Gallery (DG)


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Weaves

Visitors 19
20 photos
Created 21-Sep-15
Modified 21-Sep-15
Weaves

One-of-a-kind Gifts

Visitors 8
17 photos
Created 21-Sep-15
Modified 21-Sep-15
One-of-a-kind Gifts

Dollhouse Gallery (DG)

Visitors 20
75 items
Created 9-Jun-15
Modified 9-Jun-15
Dollhouse Gallery (DG)

Artomatic 2014 - National Airport

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

Matchboxes

Visitors 7
4 photos
Created 23-Oct-13
Modified 23-Oct-13
Matchboxes

Wall Works

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

Crafty Headgear & Accessories

Visitors 21
40 photos
Created 4-Oct-13
Modified 4-Oct-13
Crafty Headgear & Accessories

Collaged Cards

Visitors 1
6 photos
Created 12-Dec-12
Modified 12-Dec-12
Collaged Cards


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
9 photos
Created 4-Oct-13
Modified 4-Oct-13
Wall Works

Holiday-Related

Galleries 3
Modified 18-Jan-11
83 photos
Holiday-Related

Workshops

Galleries 7
Modified 12-Dec-12
151 photos
Workshops

Artomatic 2012

Galleries 3
Modified 26-Jun-12
60 photos
Artomatic 2012

2012 Cards

Visitors 12
28 photos
Created 16-Sep-12
Modified 16-Sep-12
2012 Cards

Crafty Headgear & Accessories

Visitors 21
40 photos
Created 4-Oct-13
Modified 4-Oct-13
Crafty Headgear & Accessories

One-of-a-kind Gifts

Visitors 8
17 photos
Created 21-Sep-15
Modified 21-Sep-15
One-of-a-kind Gifts

Weaves

Visitors 19
20 photos
Created 21-Sep-15
Modified 21-Sep-15
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 20
75 items
Created 9-Jun-15
Modified 9-Jun-15
Dollhouse Gallery (DG)

812 photos, 3 videos
Member since 19-Jul-08