Callum Donovan Grujicich is 12 years old. He prefers making art instead of explaining it, and he's completely aware that you might find his artwork slightly creepy. But they're not at all frightening to him. They're the result of experimenting, scavenging for materials, using his imagination and learning how to express himself through his art (he's self-taught).
The dolls Callum makes — or "figurative sculptures" as he prefers to call them — are detailed pieces that evoke storybook worlds and rich symbolism. But Callum would rather not speak to meaning in his work when people ask him. He says, "I want people to decide what they think it means, instead of me telling them."
And they mean a lot, even in terms of their individual parts — rusted metal pieces and clothing that Callum sews himself, often using fabric and found materials he collects from family and friends.