Included in the show was L.A. artist Clare Graham, who collected these doll parts and built the cages as well. “He has an amazing studio in Highland Park near Occidental College,” says Thomas. “He and his partner bought what used to be an grocery store in the ’80s and there’s a gallery in front and a studio in back. I had heard about it before, and when I finally did go, I was like I can’t believe no one insisted that this be the next thing I do. He does this wonderful button art as well. In the ’80s, somebody offered him for just a couple of bucks a 40-foot container full of vintage buttons. They’re still pulling the buttons off of cards when they watch TV at night.”
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Included in the show was L.A. artist Clare Graham, who collected these doll parts and built the cages as well. “He has an amazing studio in Highland Park near Occidental College,” says Thomas. “He and his partner bought what used to be an grocery store in the ’80s and there’s a gallery in front and a studio in back. I had heard about it before, and when I finally did go, I was like I can’t believe no one insisted that this be the next thing I do. He does this wonderful button art as well. In the ’80s, somebody offered him for just a couple of bucks a 40-foot container full of vintage buttons. They’re still pulling the buttons off of cards when they watch TV at night.”