year of the snake girl
Part of my 'year of' range of zodiac animal inspired girls, here's one to celebrate the year of the snake, the next one of which is in 2025. This little one is turned from American tulipwood and dressed in vibrant green and white with a coiled snake balancing atop her head.
Snakes are the sixth animal in the zodiac. People born in the year of the snake are said to be intuitive and enigmatic. They don't like to fail and so are determined to accomplish their goals. They are intelligent and wise, good communicators but can say little. They can be easily stressed if not left to get on with a task.
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'
This girl was turned by a production turner, and then hand painted in the U.K. by me, a British artist. I love exploring the patterns and scenes encountered by me on my travels and in daily life. My wood girls are 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 my roaring bear in blue ink.
Approximately 17cm high.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A TOY and should be kept out of the reach of children.