Pat & Meagan Lillich
Meagan Lillich :
I want my art to question the definition of beauty - I like to create what first appears beautiful to draw the viewer in, but then starts to unnerve you the longer you look. For me, the greatest challenge is finding the right balance between light and dark, the fantastic and the realistic.
Many of my ideas come from my love of Japanese ghosts and demons and medieval macabre artwork. It's taken me years to learn how to portray it in my pieces, and I'm still working on refining my overall aesthetic. I've been drawing for as long as I could hold a pencil, but I've only recently started sculpting in 2007 when I saw my mom making her own asian inspired ball jointed dolls. I saw it as a chance to bring my drawings to 3D and breathe new life into them.
Pat Lillich :
I started out sculpting to work through feelings and worries that i had no words for. I have been incredibly fortunate and those situations have cleared up, letting me continue sculpting for the sheer joy of it. There is nothing greater than taking a lump of clay and bringing to life an image that only existed in your mind. Add in jointing and being able to make it move and its like being a child again, playing with toys that are totally unique and your own.
Now i am blessed to get to collaborate with one of my favorite people! Besides her wonderfully surreal imagination, Meagan brings a gift of words and focus that has let us accomplish more than i could on my own.
Pat & Meagan Lillich, Doll Artist