Porcelain Hat Pin Torso
Dismembered limbs, a severed head, a hand cut off at the wrist, or feet which dance by themselves — all these have something peculiarly uncanny about them...
Sigmund Freud, The Uncanny, 1919
A hat pin sporting a porcelain dismembered doll's torso, produced by Martha Todd, one of the exhibiting artists of The Uncanny: A Centenary.
Martha Todd RCA MA is an artist working from her studio in North London. Her work is often conceptual and normally involves sculpting figurative forms, both human and animal. She makes work for exhibitions and on commission.
Porcelain with matte finish.
Length of pin: 14 cm
Length of porcelain torso: 5 cm