*RESERVED* 2/2 Memento Mori: Litaneía ad Mortem. OOAK handmade dark art doll. The plague doctor.
This art doll is essentially a study on the idea that death is an admittedly given fact, but our perceptions and understandings of it are man-made and socially constructed; meaning that we are unavoidably subject to our impermanence and mortality, albeit throughout the ages we tried to find ways to console us on the unbearable fear of death - one of these ways might be religion for some, for example, with the promise of afterlife, comforting us and inspiring hope that death isn't the end. On a similar note, through my doll, with her polymorphic outfit, I tried to convey the struggle to cure/ fight death, with her being a plague doctor, while at the same time underneath she is an interpretation of death, with her exposed rib cage dress, skull, etc. - she IS death.
"Memento Mori: Litaneía ad Mortem" is made of paperclay, different fabrics of highest quality, leather, black linen, felt, soft pastels and dark green tibetan lamb hair.
Her eyes are glass.
She is one-of-a-kind, collectible art doll, 100% handmade and no moulds were used.
She is painted with soft pastels and sealed with matte and gloss varnish.
Her upper plague doctor outfit is removable, and it reveals a hand-embellished rib cage dress underneath (not removable).
"Memento Mori: Litaneía ad Mortem" is approximately 36 cm (14.1 inches) tall.
She can stand on her own, as her skirt functions as a sturdy base.
Her plague doctor mask, hat and cane are also handmade by me, and are included.
All of my dolls are hand-sculpted, made out of stone clay or paperclay over a foil and wire armature. You might see a fingerprint here, a tiny paint or glue spot there - little imperfections, as in any handmade item.
Each one of them will be shipped to you with her own Certificate of Authenticity and a special leaflet with her picture, name and story.
Also, each one of my dolls is one of a kind and there is no possibility of re-creating them.
Once they dry, they are sanded thoroughly before being painted with acrylics and/or pastels and sealed with matte and/or gloss varnish.
Clothes and shoes are not removable.
Do NOT brush or pull hair.
These art dolls are destined for collecting, displaying or decorating purposes, they are not a toy.
Do handle them with care, as they are delicate.
Shipping worldwide is available (Registered Mail, tracking number is provided).
You can calculate expected time of arrival from the shipping date.
For worldwide shipping: at least 7-10 business days from shipping date.
Every art doll is carefully wrapped with love and care into a hard and steady box to ensure her safe journey!
Shipping price reflects the actual cost, but in case there is a variation, I will calculate and issue a refund with the difference in the amount.
Layaway options are available.
Please, do not hesitate to contact me for any questions or further information.
Thank you for visiting. :)