moon girl - the hare

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  • Image of moon girl - the hare
  • Image of moon girl - the hare
  • Image of moon girl - the hare
  • Image of moon girl - the hare
  • Image of moon girl - the hare

One of my favourite pastimes is moon viewing - I never tire of her and her ever changing appearance. I also love to stargaze and read about the constellations - this girl has the constellation of Lepus, or 'The Hare' on her body. The hare constellation sits near Orion, the hunter, and his dogs, Canis Major and Canis Minor and looks as though it is being chased by them. Arneb (Alpha Leporis) is the brightest star in Lepus and its name comes from the Arabic word for 'hare'. Lepus is best seen between late December and March from nearly everywhere on Earth where people live.
PLEASE NOTE: This girl has some natural dark markings in the wood beneath her hairline (shown in photos).

My pieces are painted in a naïve and simple style, with visible brush strokes and differing paint consistencies. It is important to note that these dolls are made from real wood which will have naturally occurring markings and grain, and sometimes there will be small amount of bleeding along the grain, or knots, which is to be expected when using untreated wood - please make sure you consult the pictures carefully before purchasing. She has been finished in a top coat of matt acrylic.

A note about 'Wood Girls'
My wooden girls are turned from lime or linden wood by a production turner and then hand painted in the U.K. by me, a British artist, exploring patterns and scenes encountered by me on my travels and in daily life. They were inspired by the kokeshi dolls made in Japan, and with every new purchase I include a leaflet explaining a little about the history of kokeshi in Japan and how they are made. I prefer to call mine 'wood girls' to distinguish them from the traditional folk craft of Japan, but they are very much in the spirit of kokeshi.

Stamped underneath with roaring bear in blue ink.
Approximately 19cm high.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A TOY and should be kept out of the reach of children.

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