What happens when you mix a serious love of books, artistry and whimsy? You get a miniature world where the words of a book are revealed in three dimensions. This is the world created by my sister, Alice Dudoich. Alice has a knack for seeing everyday objects as something of value, something that can be repurposed to fit into a small world. In so doing, she transforms a mundane gardening book into a fully equipped garden shed. Look closely and you'll realize that the nozzle on that water hose is a simple wood screw. But don’t ask her to look for a twist tie in your junk drawer.
She'll never be able to focus on the item you seek. The tiny snaps she finds will become the burners on a miniature stove; a loose bead might become a bowling ball. When there is no existing object that works just right, she just builds what she needs with her tiny woodworking tools or models them out of clay.
Alice is coming to Mentone in April and will share some of her miniature worlds with us. Come to the Moon Lake Library on Saturday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. See a 50s-style kitchen made from a cookbook and Renoir’s studio made from his biography. You can ask her how she comes up with her ideas or how she makes a 2" by 4" Frigidaire. Come and share the tiny worlds she has created from the hearts of books.
— Tobey Miller