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Tender is the night
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Medium: Cloth doll
| Description: Approx.
45 cm height, face and hands are handmade in terracotta.
Designer: the head is made from
the Sherry Goshon pressmould "Gracie" the body and costume are
Materials used for the dress are Art Nouveau ones (William Morris
"Acanthus Leaves" for the dress, the skirt being inspired by
Erté¹s "Deco Wavy Cicles, Black and White", and for the
hat "Peacock Feathers-Rich Brown²).
Black feathers are on the neck,
hat and belt. The belt is also made of 3 black zippers on the front, and 3
brown on the back: all six of them are half opened and sewed in order to give
volume to the dress.
It is completed by black plastic
leaves and a cascade of golden beads scattered around the waist.
Wrists are adorned with beads
bracelets and gold beads rings are on one hand alone
Inspired by F.S. Fitzgerald.
| Herstory: ...
| The Critics: Now, this is the doll as
. The unpainted terracotta of the face and hands might
not appeal to everyone, but the beautifully crafted hands and face and the
costuming are spot on.
The oh! so clever use of the
would you have ever thought of it??? Didnt think so! I would
love to see close-ups of this doll.
The decidedly Oriental influence
which was a highlight of this period is apparent in the almost
origami drapes and folds.
It is a pleasure to see
something really different, thank you Stef.
All critics are
by participant Sue Farmer if you want to learn what
makes she write them please read her article: Where Angels Fear to Tread !!