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March 26, 2005

Say hello to Billeh


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Billeh is an artist's wooden doll. He was originally made to provide artists with an accurate representation of human body proportions to aid them in expressing their creativity accurately. Some people such as Ikea felt that this was a rather boring life and thought such dolls could be used as ornaments. But, this is still a rather dull life. Would you like to be mashed into some random pose and just have people look at you, then not noticed you as time went on? I think not.

Billeh is different. He was born in Ikea in Walsall where he also aquired his name, inspired by Ikea's "Billy Bookcases". He was adopted by Mark Jarvis through the funding of Helen Ryan, and together with David Moxey, Billeh was named and set to experience a life different to any other artist's doll.

Mark and Dave endevoured to give Billeh a more fulfilling life then would otherwise be given to him. They also felt the need to photograph and video his progress. Now, some of his experiences will be shared with the world.

Being two fans of Jack Daniels, Dave and Mark felt the need to introduce Billeh to the world of alcohol. However, they felt that JD was far too expensive precious to be given to Billeh since he may spit it out from the strength. Instead, we found some random miscellaneous foreign stuff belonging to one of Dave's hall-mates.

Billeh loved it


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Infact, he couldn't get enough of the stuff

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This was to be just the start of Billeh's interesting life. He went on to experience things that most other art dolls had never experienced before. Infact, most humans haven't either, and in some cases, most wouldn't want to.

Over the coming weeks, Billeh's World will be shared with the world. It may be slow, but hopefully it will be as worthwhile as Billeh feels the experiences were. Feel free to comment (University Members Only, please sign in).


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