Maggie's first sock figure began with a single sock and two black buttons. The collection has evolved into figures ranging in size from one inch to five feet. She uses every color and object that grabs her aesthetically — old Bakelite buttons and vintage fabrics stored in her attic, as well as safety pins and rubber bands. She is drawn to things she finds on the street — a single glove, a piece of wood, a twisted nail or a rusty screw — what was once lost finds a home in her figures. Each one appears to her as a vision. Some are members of her family — from her Great Aunt Stella with the jet-black hair and fiery eyes to the grandfather she never met. She represents people not as they really look but as she sees them.

Earth Mother

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Earth Mother

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sock person relaxing at home

Zipper Mouth
Aunt Lorraine Estelle


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