Friday, 17 July 2009

ADO Challenge Art Doll Revealed...














Well Here He is, 'Pyewackett' ,The Raven.
His body was modelled on a wire armature. His neck ends in a dressmakers dummy type peg, and his head is modelled in polymer clay, then painted and feathered, and in the best traditions of skeletons of course comes off, and just pops back on , so you can turn, or angle it.
This allows you to hang his Travel bag,(without ruffling his feathers) inside which are his stones he dropped to create Land(Earth), Drops of(Water) to make the fresh Lakes, Moon, Sun, Stars, he flies to up to hang in the sky(Air),to bring Light, and His firebrand(Fire) to bring heat and warmth to the World.
Inspired by The Native American Creation Stories, there are some beautiful versions of this story.
His head is decorated with Jesters ribbons and bells, as Ravens are also known as Jokers, with a wicked sense of humour. Pyewackett has a red feathered Carnival collar, a Christmas wreath necklet with hanging heart. 2 Inspirational hangers to hang inside his body, Dream & Inspire, and of course his Heart hanger. A Olde Worlde Map, and a Raven quill pen.
He carries along his journey a beribboned and decorated Dream Book ready to fill with ones desires, inside 6 tiny flip envelopes, and course the Treasure or Heart key hung around his neck.
Oh I nearly forgot, Pyewackett has a reversible satin feathered capulet cloaklet, feathered and jbells on one side to wear about his shoulders, or the plain feathered side out to wear as a Tail fan.
More Photos of his accessories (much better) on the Pyewackett's Blog ..

43 comments:

essie said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh this is my fav. what a stunning piece.o wow

Abi said...

OMG - fantastic! really fantastic. Looks real!! I love the way you have incorporated all the elements, in a non-traditional manner (so to speak) - I love the originality, and craftmanship. A true OOAK!

Mealy Monster Land said...

wow! how cool!

tinymatryoshka said...

ghads! I love this! such a story you have created!

my tiny studio said...

Wow!!! the raven is soooo cooool.
fantastic is right beautiful piece .

Rafael

p.s.
Love the grate pumpkin Charlie brown.

Алена Елисеева said...

wow!I'm stunned! Fantastic work!

Lorraine said...

Wow!! What a fabulous raven:o)!!

christina said...

thanks for commenting on my doll :)
i love your surreal interpretation of the 4 elements, it's so original and unexpected! and the raven is so well made, it's beautiful.
christina

Romona said...

Living in an area where First Nations art is everywhere, it was wonderful to see it represented so well. You obviously spent the time researching...Well done, Romona

Sarah said...

Pyewackett is amazing! I love the way he incorporates all four elements! Very original!

Las Noches said...

It's sooo cool and original! I love your raven-doll

DEB said...

How interesting is this!?! What a creative piece of art you've brought to life here Linda!

Sonia ;) said...

Linda....

OMG..I love it...You did a wonderful job...Not only can you, paint, and sew.....You sculpted and do everything....Beautiful sweetie.....

Hugs Dear Friend...
xoxoxox Sonia ;)

Deanna Hogan said...

What a powerful piece!

designsbyone said...

all I can say is WOW!! You are VERY talented :)

littlebitwired said...

WONDERFUL! Great entry!

ODD imagination said...

I do believe I have found my favorite! Totally unintentional of course but this piece you created is the most amazing! I love the story and the excellent execution of the crow and all his glorious goodies!
Thank you for sharing him with us!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Fantastic and I love the name you chose!

Knot By Gran'ma said...

I am really enjoying him. He's truly a work of art!

jasmoon-butterfly said...

beautiful way to represent the elements...x

FairiesNest said...

I'm a huge fan of all Corvidae family members so this doll is my favorite! Wonderful wonderful work!!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Now this is freaking COOL! AWESOME JOB on your ELement Art Doll Challenge.
CHEERS!

Kaci Marie said...

Very elaborate! I love your raven and his dream book, this is one of my favorites :)

Jeanne said...

WOW! I love your interpretation of the Native American Creation Myth. Very cool!

creativedawn said...

he does look real....wow! what a concept!
hugz
Pam

Yve said...

OMG, I LOVE, love, love, love, love, love HIM!!! Want him... pyewacket, what a sweet name too :o)

Susan Shaw said...

This is fabulous! I love the Native American creation myths, particularly the way that Charles De Lint writes about them.

Cody Goodin said...

Oh, how cool is this piece. Stunning!

Dessa Rae said...

What an amazing piece of art!! I truly thought he was a real bird at first glance!! Beautiful!!

dubuhdudesigns said...

A most fantastic piece-I l-o-v-e him! His accessories are really cool too~Bravo!

Christine :)

promisespromises said...

Awesome work. You have perfectly captured Raven's contradictory nature. Love it!!!!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

What a magical creation !!! Very cool!

goblinfruitstudio said...

I love, love ,love him!
Fantastic work! :-)

karen said...

OMG Linda its wonderful, I thought it must be real I still think its real.........unbelievable!!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

He is absolutely amazing!

kay susan said...

Incredible. Word fail me! I love him.

Zephyr Dreams said...

This is so creative. I've never seen anything like it!

Mahmood said...

Ravens are becoming a rarity. Your blog is very nice. The photographs are very beautiful. Wish you all the best. God is Great.

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Trolineke said...

This has been nicely considered really complete. Splendid made.

Lee Beth said...

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Danielle Barlow said...

LINDA! This is absolutely awesome! I want one! Danielle xx

Mark said...

Oh, I love this it's fabulous - a little scary too, but that's part of the appeal (for me anyway!). Beautiful work!

Drycha said...

only two words: LOVE HIM!! :D

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