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Opening Night: Martians Go Home

Opening Night: Martians Go Home

This group-exhibition was organised by fashion designer Leyre Valiente at Amén Concept Store in Madrid, in relation to the launch of her 2016 Autumn/Winter collection. Despite many other things on my plate, I committed to show something when I saw the call for participants, and finally I have no regrets. The retro-futuristic theme was a great opportunity to play with ideas that I have had in mind for a long time, but not been able to put into action. With the help of the talented Mr. Krowbar (Dr. Krow), who flew in from London, we spent three very hectic days putting together two full custom dolls and two busts, just in time to bring to the opening. I need to retake portraits of our contributions, just as soon as I get some better lights and figure out how to minimise the reflection of Ripley’s space helmet.

Shit Magazine did a writeup of opening night (in Spanish), with a bunch more pictures.



Marvel artist Pepe Larraz being totally fascinated by Minigenue.

“My Eyes Are Up Here” OOaK Nkiru bust.

“Ripley I” OOaK Kahlo homenage to Sigourney Weaver’s unforgettable heroine from Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979).

If I had had more options in my stash, I think I would have used Gamine’s face instead for a slightly more accurate representation, as I tend to think of Kahlo more as Vazquez from Aliens.

“Visitor” Pietá v2 OOaK loosely based on Diana from the original V series.

“We Are Not Alone” OOaK Ingenue bust, representing a more traditional grey.


  • Elo Dolly
    Posted at 20:29h, 13 September Reply

    Amazing interpretation/ customisation !!!

  • Sight Dame
    Posted at 22:14h, 13 September Reply

    These are really wonderful! Love the tip of the hat to all my retro sci-fi favorites, so, so fun! Your fills manage to look lovely what ever they are doing.
    Wishing you more spoons and rest when you need it!

  • Christine Oliver-Sorton
    Posted at 22:32h, 13 September Reply

    Fantastic! This must have been so much fun to do!

  • Tracey Woods Heater
    Posted at 11:57h, 14 September Reply


  • Laurie Lenz
    Posted at 03:20h, 16 September Reply

    Spoons? Do you have a chronic illness? I know about spoons.

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