September is here, the holidays are over and we’re all back to work. The first piece I’ve completed this autumn is another assemblage, made mostly from and old book. She is inspired by those sometimes mischievous mythological creatures – nymphs; in this case a water nymph rather than any other type. There are many famous nymphs but I couldn’t decide which nymph this piece might represent, so I’ve simply called her – The Nymph. If you would like to find out more about nymphs, you might try following this link to the Wikipedia page about Nymphs.
Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric with hardbacked book base.
Small 26cm long, 26cm wide, 19cm depth, paper fabric assemblage dress.
A small three dimensional assemblage comprising a paper and fabric sculpture stood atop an old hardback book, as if coming out of the pages of the book. The Nymph is made from wire and papier mache, attired in a dress made from pale lilac silk and linen blend material. The underskirt is a gathered white cotton with tiny stitches at the hem. Her hair is fashioned from a cream cotton with wires stitched in to give it shape and form.
The figure is posed to suggest the flowing movement of the wind as it swirls around her. Nymphs are generally regarded as divine spirits who animate nature, and are usually depicted as beautiful, young nubile maidens who love to dance and sing.
As usual she will be available for purchase in our online shop or our Etsy store.