"Vahyu, the wind faerie, had been sent to the earth to it cool down from the relentless heat. She brought with her a gentle breeze and the fae came out of the several nooks and crannies of the woods in which they had sought shelter, to dance and celebrate. Although her task was finished, she decided to wait a bit and enjoy the gentle breeze blowing over her softly. Vahyu loved the wind. After all, it was her element."
Vahyu means "the wind" in Hindi and this name seemed to fit the sculpture perfectly. She is seated on a log of wood with her hair and drape billowing about her. She has her head tiled to one side and her hand is being combed through her hair, as if to keep it in place.
Vahyu has been hand sculpted in Prosculpt Polymer clay over a strong wire armature. Her realistic skin tone has been built up in several thin layers using artist's oils. Her level of sculpting is detailed with extra attention given to her features, hands and feet. Her facial expression and eyes are extremely realistic. She is posed with her head tilted to one side with her hand keeping her wavy tresses from flying over her face on the other. Vahyu is a Pure Sculpt creation, hand sculpted without the use of any molds. Vahyu is unique and will never be repeated.
Vahyu has streaked brown hair with blond and red highlights, made from Tibetan lamb's wool. It has been styled in keeping with the essence of the faerie, and serves to emphasize her wind blown appearance.
Her wings are made of real semi-precious gemstone dust and I have used stones such as jasper, malachite, white and yellow agate, which have each been combined with glitter and various powders to give me the look I wanted. Other parts of her wings have been decorated with variegated leaf flakes. Her elaborate wings tend to compliment the simplicity of the doll wonderfully. The wings can be gently posed if necessary.