Thursday, June 21, 2012

Welcome to my Secret Garden

Everyone must have his own secret garden. A place where you can escape from the world and where you keep your most intimate thoughts. A place which is where only you know . A place deep in your heart. 

"Secret Garden " is a unique art doll bust.
It is 22 cm tall.
The doll is made from paper clay over wire armature, painted in acrylics/pastel/water color and sealed with protective varnish.
It is mounted on a candle holder which I have found in antique shop.
The hair of a doll is made from fine mohair fiber (not fur). Her head is decorated with paper roses which were hand painted and assembled on hand made "branch". 
The costume is made from flax and silk fabrics, decorated with embroidery glass and metal beads.
The doll is signed by author on her neck.

The head of the doll can be turned to the sides.

More photos can be found on my Flickr

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Butterfly Spirit

This is one of those dolls which just have to happen.
I have found a white dead butterfly on my window, and I have got the idea of this doll. I have been carrying it in my head for a while and the idea was getting stronger and stronger until I just couldn't resit making it. So she was born - an ephemeral fragile creature from a surreal world between a dream and a reality.