by Mike Langlie in New Art on Friday 16 December 2011

Junker Jane’s Monster Dolls could whisper some scary stories in your ear if their mouths weren’t stitched into puckered grimaces. They’re made from scraps of patterned fabric that’s been through the ringer a few too many times.

Mismatched button eyes give them an astonished unblinking gaze, at least those that aren’t blinded by scars of threaded X’s. Mutant bunnies, cats and clowns manage strained smiles despite crooked ears and uneven limbs. Something about their well-weathered innocence makes them difficult to resist bringing home. Just don’t let them out of your sight when they get there.