the wolf constellation

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  • Image of the wolf constellation
  • Image of the wolf constellation
  • Image of the wolf constellation
  • Image of the wolf constellation
  • Image of the wolf constellation

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 Lupus, or The Wolf, on her body. Once known as the 'mad dog' to the Babylonians, a 'wild animal' to the Greeks and just a 'beast' to the Romans, it is now known as the wolf, as it resembles a seated dog. Alpha Lupi is the brightest star in Lupis, and is a whopping ten times larger than our sun!

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 ‘nakamura’ characters [中村] in red 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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