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I wanted to do a sculpture I could call "The Prayer" or "The Ritual" and wanted these aspects brought out by the faerie's pose and base. When I got around to the costuming stage, the faerie demanded something more vibrant that the austere setting I required for either of these titles. Once she was complete, "dancer" is what came to my mind. Her hands are folded in prayer, so perhaps "ritualistic dance" would be more the order of things. You decide what you want her to be, but her name is "Ayesha".
The faerie has been hand sculpted WITHOUT the use of any molds. She is truly "one of a kind" (OOAK) and will never be repeated. No mold or impression has been taken from her so a similar creation will be impossible. She has been made using a blend of several different polymer clays, which are responsible for her skin tone. I have used a strong wire armature for durability. I have painted her using several layers of artist's oils.
Her outfit is created from a combination of silk illusion, beads, crystals, sequins, glitter and thread. Her wings are from mixed materials with hand painted accents. One can pose the wings carefully if necessary, but this should not be required.
Her hair has been created from Tibetan mohair and the color has been carefully selected to accentuate the doll.
As you can see, I have used the finest materials and much care has gone in her construction.
The faerie is 6 1/2 inches tall in her kneeling position. Her wingspan is about 5 inches.