Seventy-five years ago, Atlanta artist Dr. Apples’ mother was kidnapped. In November, “75 Apples” exhibit will commemorate the event.
ATLANTA — Atlanta visual artist Dr. Apples — whose dolls, T-shirts, books and other creations chronicle the many adventures and travels of his life — will unveil another part of his saga in “75 Apples,” an exhibit featuring art doll that will take place in November.
Fairies kidnapped Dr. Apples’ mother 75 years ago. He has been on a search to find her since she was kidnapped. Each year, the doctor receives a doll that contains “his mother’s essence.” He will put those dolls on view during “75 Apples,” an exhibit that will be held Nov. 7-10, 2019, from noon to 6 p.m. 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 Blythes, Pullip, Vinyl, Resin BJD, Ribbon Jointed, Plastic, Cloth and other various materials. The artist behind the Dr. Apples’ franchise, Lacye Brown is portrayed as Dr. Apples’ personal assistant as well.
For those who do not know Dr. Apples, is known as “the villain you love.” Dr. Apples was born in New Orleans and is vain about his age (do not ask him). He is “a doctor in his own mind” but is technically a witch, though he does not care for other witches. The doctor also is “highly educated, trained and skilled in curios, magic of all kinds, traveling through other dimensions” and “powerful spells.”
Dr. Apples is thrilled to share the collection of dolls with his fans. Dr. Apples’ own sculptures and dolls are hand-crafted, with many fine details — clothes, jewelry and other accessories the dolls wear are built and sewn to scale. Adult topics will be around. The dolls that make up the “75 Apples” collection reflect a high level of care and craftsmanship.
You can find some of Dr. Apples’ art commemorating his life story on the website (www.drapples.info). There are sculptures, T-shirts, a paperback book, pins and other curios to tell his story. Dr. Apples’ creations chronicle him as a child, a young adult, and an older man.
Admission to “75 Apples” is free. To register, visit eventbrite.com.