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Cirque Girl VI

£68.00

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Being surrounded by old things all my life (born into a family of antique dealers) has definitely left its mark – I have a mixture of old and new pieces in my house, with a particular fondness for old wood – there’s really nothing like it. I now occasionally gather bits and pieces that I think might be coaxed into living a new and wholly unexpected life – either vintage objects or parts of wooden things long since past their original purpose. I have assembled and painted some ‘found wood’ dolls from these parts or objects – total one-offs and priced accordingly.

I used to work in a circus school, surrounded by the colours and patterns of that world, and my 'cirque' series draws inspiration from that life. When I come across a distinctive or extra special piece of vintage wood that suggests a personality to me, I begin assembling and upcycling the piece/s into a wood girl for the series.

This quirky girl has been made from a large antique wooden ball, on an oak stand. Decorated in indigo and white she has a little cog collar. She has been finished with two coats of matt acrylic

Stamped underneath with my red 'nakamura' stamp, she stands 21cm tall.

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