| Category: Intermediate
La Femme Dragon
| Doll Artist:
Mary McNeely Profile /
Articles / Webpage
Medium: Cloth doll with
wire armature and beadwork
| Description: Designer
Original OOAK doll .
La Femme Dragon is made out of
Doe Suede and Stretch Lame materials. The body material has been lined with
polycotton before sewing to keep it from running and stretching too
She has a full wire armature in
her body so that she can stand and has been attached permenantly to the stand.
La Femme Dragon stands 17 1/2
inches tall with her stand and has a wingspan of 14 inches. Her wings are Black
Stretch Lame with a wire armature that's been hand sewn to show the skeletal
details of the wings. The construction of them took about 4 hours itself.
I've been designing the basic
body for months to get it just right. Once I got the design just the way I
wanted, I've been working for several weeks solid on making La Femme Dragon.
| Inspirations: I fell
in love with some of the more outrageous designs from the Art Deco period and
decided to give them a twist to make them my own.
| Herstory: ...
| The Critics: My first reaction was mild shock (not
prudery, I assure you) she is just s-o-o Gothic!! As Mary says, this is a One
of A Kind doll and with good reason.
The enormous amount of work
that has gone into it plus the unusual and intricate design make this a doll
that most of us would hesitate to tackle.
Marys vision as a designer
has taken her down a road very different to the one most of us followed, which
makes it difficult for me to comment. Im most comfortable talking about
costume but because the body covering is either flesh or black, we are
obviously missing most of the detail.
Once again, Id like to
see some photos that show her off to better advantage (the wings sound
intriguing ) but black is always difficult to photograph. While the flame
background is absolutely fabulous, a lot of the head-dress has disappeared into
the fabric design.
Id also appreciate seeing
a close up of the tail which there wasnt room to show in the photos. The
lightly needlescupted face with its dark eyeliner and beauty spot is most
attactive and the breasts look so real!
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 !!