Corpse Paint, Devils, and the Undead
The sculpts are inspired by Persephone. In Greek mythology, Persephone is the Queen of the Underworld, and your hostess as you pass from the living to the afterlife. She is reaching out her hand to welcome you to her kingdom. I created 2 of these dolls in 2016.
The corpse paint dolls were a series of dolls I created in 2014. They are characterized by ghoulishly painted faces, torn black fabric dresses with a ruched bodice and collar. The clothing is hand sewn. The bodies are made from sculpts that are cast in resin and sewn to a cloth body. They are 13 inches tall.
If you are not familiar with corpse paint, think Alice Cooper. But its origins are from black metal. I have made many of these dolls from 2014 - 2016.
They stand 28 inches tall and are mounted to a wood base. The body is hand sculpted using a mixture of air dry clay. The clothing is fashioned from recycled materials: crab pincers, snail feet, chain, plaster, cheesecloth... and Lord Gallow's hair. These Soul Eaters were made in 2014.
Haemolacria is a physical condition that causes a person to produce tears that are partially composed of blood. It can manifest as tears that are anything from merely red-tinged to appearing to be entirely made of blood. When this condition appeared in historic times it was thought to be tied to religious persecution or ecstacy.