Apr 27 2012

stag art doll – the survivor

one art doll completed!
salvaged, envisioned, sculpted, painted, clothed and assembled.

someone recently gave me a few vintage mini dictionary pages..
when i was scanning them for meaningful words to put around the neck (sorry there is no close up picture)-
the words survivor, survival, survive and survived jumped out at me.
i knew they were perfect for this piece.

i’m really happy with how it turned out.
now to get the brother done.

material used: 
stone clay, old rice bag, old draw string, two salvaged candlestick holders, wire, tea stained cotton, faux fur & paint. 

10 thoughts on “stag art doll – the survivor

  1. Absolutely wonderful, Michelle! SURVIVOR is perfect. I love how you’ve turned all of the old bits and pieces into something so strangely sweet. Great work!

  2. You are amazing my girl… love the creative craziness… and the salvaging of trash to treasures… love love love.

  3. He is wonderful!!! So much personality and detail, and so colorful too. Everyone is gearing up for Relay for Life locally and sporting their t-shirts, so it’s perfect timing to see this little guy on your post. I’m an ovarian cancer survivor, so I really identify with the theme. I saw your mom’s post from earlier too, congrats on your spread in Somerset Studio!

  4. I agree about the strong personality of your stag doll. He is so endearing too. This morning I got my issue of Somerset Studio and I was delighted to see your staircase was featured in it. It is so extraordinary and so full of personality too. I loved ths story of the “artsy book which changed” your life. It must have been a powerful moment.

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