In mythology, Kitsune is a Japanese fox spirit also sometimes known as the nine tail fox. They possess magical abilities and often the number of tails they have will indicate how wise, old and powerful. They also have the ability to shape shift into human form, which is a concept I have always found inspiring. Like fairytales, mythology is something I grew up reading. Various trips to the library would result in a large pile of books focusing on Norse, Greek, Egyptian, Celtic and Asian mythologies. Japanese, in particular is one that always intrigued me. I have since been fascinated with Japanese culture, masks, costume, animation and theatre.
Instead of my normal ribbon jointed method, I decided to make this a standing sculpt so that I could place a lantern and japanese pipe (kiseru) in her hands. I also wanted to experiment with detailing the base which is something I have done in past sculpts and think I will continue in a new series of dolls.
She is now for sale in my Etsy shop. As always layaway is available.
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Just wanted to share some photos of me modeling a mask by Vincent Cantillon. As I have written before, I can’t say enough about his masks. Extremely well crafted, and gorgeous. I am now a happy owner of both a black and white one. Hoping to eventually add red to my collection as well as some of his headpieces!
Costume was made and designed by me. All photos were taken by my talented boyfriend but edited by Vincent Cantillon. It was such a pleasure collaborating with him..
For more of his mask please visit his art page.
You can find my art (art dolls/sculpts , modeling, costumes) on my art page.
Working on a costume for a photoshoot. I will be modeling a mask made by Vincent Cantillon, an extremely talented mask maker. You can visit his work here.
Dress and arm pieces made by me. You can view more of my costumes here. Also feel free to visit my art page.
Once again, I decided to play with the idea of human and animal combinations, as well sticking with the idea of danger and beauty. In college, my teachers would often tell me that my artworks had a way of attracting yet repelling at the same time. I really liked the idea of having an object of great beauty yet giving a feeling of caution, as if one is unable to touch it. In my final ceramics courses, I began using thorns quite a lot, often surrounding a figure or object, much like the fairy tale Briar Rose. It was basically used as protection. The idea has kind of stuck and I still find myself using thorns, or spikes in many of my sculpts and my paintings. In this sculpture I decided to use the saddle as her protection as well as the horn on her head.
She has already been sold so she will not be on my etsy shop.
Saddle of spikes