Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Vintage Drawer Reliquary Doll

Well, eight months later... and I've finally
finished my mixed media doll: "The Butterfly Boy!"
Emerging from a chrysalis made with mulberry papers, 
dyed netting, glass beads and rusty wire.

My $4 find at the "Art of Recycle" store in Ephrata, PA
has gone from this...

To this... covered with decorative tissue papers
using paper maché, adding a print of a Monarch butterfly, 
and a vintage kitchen soap holder with a dangling chrysalis.

I sculpted a basic chrysalis shape using paper-clay
and then covered it with a photocopied print from
an actual chrysalis, using paper maché paste. 
Final touch: adding additional gold dots and highlights.


It seems to be a universal theme: "Transitions!"

Be blessed... Daryle

3 comments:

  1. I love your imagination Daryl~

    "There is no life I know
    To compare with pure imagination
    Living there you'll be free
    If you truly wish to be".
    ~ Willy Wonka

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  2. I love this piece, and the theme behind it. And now you make me want to find a small drawer!

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