Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bahamian Artist Crafts Real 'Reborn' Baby Dolls

Tribune Features Writer

AT FIRST glance Lorna Miller’s silicone babies look real. They have sculpted arms and legs, hair that appears to grow out of the scalp, realistic skin tones and facial expressions. These life-like qualities of her baby and child sculptures have fooled many. When this happens, the Bahamian artist’s goal is achieved - tricking the human eye.

Lorna began sculpting in 1990 after visiting a doll shop. The first sculptures she did were children. In 2000 she caught the “baby bug” and now all of her sculptures are infants.

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