Growing wings

 

Textile art doll

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Textile art doll

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Textile art doll

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Textile art doll

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This doll is inspired by several images. One is Howl from Hayao Miyazaki's "Howl's Moving Castle" film (I am a big fan of Studio Ghibli films!). He is one half of a beautiful human being and one half of a feathered monster. I really have to read the book... But somehow the animated image really got to me. I think it's the combination of something positive - beauty, cuteness - and something scary and alien.

The second image is an idea of a woman who is in the process of growing out of her teenager's insecurities. Still a funny feathery creature, but soon to grow wings!

The doll is sitting on a real ostrich egg shell, brought by a friend from Ethiopia.