Atlanta artist to display collection of handcrafted dolls in new exhibition
An Atlanta visual artist by the name of Dr. Apples — who says his collection of dolls, shirts, books and other creations “chronicle the many adventures and travels of his life” — will unveil an exhibit titled “75 Apples” in November, featuring his handcrafted dolls.
For those unfamiliar with Dr. Apples, the self-described “the villain you love,” he was born in New Orleans and is “vain about [his] age.” He calls himself “a doctor in his own mind” but is “technically a witch, though [he does] not care for other witches.”
Dr. Apple is also “highly educated, trained and skilled in curios, magic of all kinds, traveling through other dimensions and “powerful spells.”
In reality, Dr. Apples is the alter ego of sorts for Lacye A. Brown, an Atlanta-born artist focused on spirituality. She created Dr. Apples after deciding to form her own art business, and she took it to heart, developing an entire backstory for the character who often speaks for himself. Brown is often portrayed as Dr. Apples’ personal assistant.
Dr. Apples says “fairies kidnapped [his] mother 75 years ago,” and he’s been on a search to find her since. Each year, he says, he receives a doll that contains his “mother’s essence.”
Now, he will put those dolls on view during “75 Apples,” an exhibit that will be held from Nov. 7-10 from noon to 6 p.m. each day at The Odd’s End, 2774 College Ave. Northeast in Decatur, Ga.
This first exhibit will include 35 of the 75 dolls from Dr. Apples’ collection. These art dolls are customized and made from materials like cloth, vinyl, plastic and more.
Dr. Apples own sculptures and dolls are hand-crafted with many fine details — clothes, jewelry and other accessories, which are built and sewn to scale.
You can find some of Dr. Apples’ art commemorating his life story on his website.
Admission to “75 Apples” is free. To register for the event, go here.