Enchanted bodies - made from porcelain

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Enchanted bodies - made from porcelain

One my friend posted me this link to FB and I found it just fantastic - someone who creates that kind of dolls, with that kind of bodies must think about bodies quite a lot. Fantasize, dream, draw, create, mold... I wonder how she looks like herself...?

However - doll with henna and hennaed hair:
http://www.enchanteddoll.com/galleries/silkroad/silkroad.html

http://www.enchanteddoll.com/galleries/nudes/kia/kia.html

I think it is quite interesting that it is named Silk Road doll as Silk Road mostly referres to China and dolls of this serie remind chinese - almond-eyes and facial bonce.structure. Henna looks more like Indian for me... But the mix is so beautiful.

And here we have dolls with tattoos, funnily it has one Indian-doll with henna here as well:
http://www.enchanteddoll.com/galleries/tattoos/tattoo.html

Or something very... different:http://www.enchanteddoll.com/galleries/anna/anna.html
Lotus-feet, engraved-tattoo and blond hair with geisha-look: http://www.enchanteddoll.com/galleries/goldlily/goldlily.html

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I think the whole costumed-dolls gallery is worth of watching.

Her flickr album is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cisley/sets/1004244/

etc etc etc - happy surfing.
Hope you enjoy!




 

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I was so eager to share - but I find this absolutely fantastic piece of art that relates to bodies. She has almost everything - henna, tattoo, scarification, carved-tattoo, lotus-feet - and it is in a way anatomically very exact.

I am stunned!

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hennakatrin,

Thanks for sharing these--they are beautiful!  One looks exactly like a Mongolian student of mine (if she were cartoonized) same heart-shaped face, wide-set eyes, and tiny mouth.

I wanted to add that the artist naming the collection "Silk Road" probably refers to the extent of the trading routes, which crossed back and forth through land and water areas now belonging to China, India, Sri Lanka, Java, the Arabian Peninsula, Persia, parts of Europe, Egypt, Somalia, and many other modern countries.  So in many ways, the henna, scarification, bound feet, physical "East Asian" features, and tattoos all could go together, just as languages, scientific knowledge, religions, literature, visual arts, textiles, etc. typical of each region influenced  each other at the time.  In my interpretation, the dolls are representative of what could've happen if all the body-altering practices traveling through the Silk Road had converged at once in one person.  Fascinating!

I'll share the pictures with my more artistic friends--they'll absolutely love them.

Thanks again!

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Katrin, there is a picture of the artist on her Flickr site, look for the press clipping. 

Best, A

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I've been following her work through http://marina-b.deviantart.com/ for some time and i agree, it is quite amazing.  She makes EVERYTHING herself...the dolls, clothes, jewelry, and those shoes!

And our doll-maker has also had henna done!  http://www.enchanteddoll.com/blog/?paged=2

Check out her blog and you'll find that her pieces are very well thought-out, especially when it comes to turning some fairy tales on their heads.  She has Snow White, Cinderella, the "other" woman from the Little Mermaid, and is working on Beauty and the Beast.  I hope to make some beautiful dolls like that one of these days.  For now, I'll have some more fun with my henna!

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Yeah - I spent yesterday and day before quite a lot of time in her pages (instead of writing my PhD plan :P ) - this is absolutely fantastic what she does.

I didn't spend much on blog but will do now. This is worth of study. :)

Glad you liked!

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Wonderful, wonderful!  Thank you!

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