Dances with Sticks Spirit Being
This Spirit Art Doll was created while recovering from a fractured rib. Wanting to express my ability to stand on my own two feet without falling seemed to be the motivation for this piece. Using eco-friendly paper clay, repurposed fabric, hand painted cheesecloth, sari ribbon, wire mesh, glass beads, turquoise stones and a beaded pouch along with branches & sticks gathered in my nature walks.Turquoise is a semiprecious stone used for healing and protection in many cultures.
Her basket holds real bamboo twigs found in my doctor’s parking lot. A real pheasant feather symbolizing a need to take ourselves lightly dangles from her side.
Her face was hand sculpted with paper clay which takes about 3 days to dry. Then primed with gesso and painted in shades of yellow, gold, red and pomegrante with a touch of blue. A gold wire mesh aura, or perhaps tiara encircles her face with faceted golden copper glass beads.
She stands about 19 inches high and about 9 inches wide. My Spirit Dolls are a combination of old world mysteries, transformational healing and a touch of magic.
Made with love, magic and prayers by jeanie mossa at the Planet Calamari Studio in the USA.