As an admirer of art dolls, I've been wanting to try my hand again. Silvain, Keeper of the Forest, is the most recent result.
Hence his blotchy, semi-painted complexion.His eyes are cobalt blue glass beads.
His body began as a bundle of willow twigs (an idea I got from seeing a doll made by Minnesota artist Brenna Busse), with twig shoulders and arms wired in place with copper. Longer twigs were added to make him stand alone and his hands were attached with wire and glue.
Eclectics Gallery, yesterday he was outside, checking the weather, wishing it would rain in the woods soon.