“Aleisha Chapman doesn’t make pretty-looking art. But anyone angling for something vaguely sinister or spooky might just find what they want from the Sault Ste. Marie native.”

Brian Kelly

Sault Star

Lazy Voodoo was born out of sibling rivalry. Aleisha Chapman (owner/designer) was challenged by her brother to leave realism behind and attempt to create something new. She then drew a comic of her brother with these creepy/cute puppets hanging from a tree, and was inspired. With the support of her Fine Arts professor, she created paintings surrounding this intriguing cast of creepy characters, and from the paintings grew the actual dolls. The “puppets” were originally based on members of her family, but have since grown into their own family tree – with very twisted branches.