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Art Show: Insects

SOLD - Luna Mare, Nymph of Fertility, OOAK Insect Doll

by Shawn Marie Hardy

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Art: SOLD - Luna Mare, Nymph of Fertility, OOAK Insect Doll by Artist Shawn Marie Hardy
Luna Mare was named after her birthplace: Mare Fecunditatis which is approximately 238,855 miles (384,400 kilometers) away from Earth. The moon is a mysterious place and while man has supposedly set foot there, they have not explored the entire region, in particular, the area where these wild and wonderful creatures live. They prefer to remain elusive and are very small to the naked eye - this version is definitely much larger than life. I have heard that their metamorphosis into glorious winged buttefly-like creatures is spectacular indeed, but this has never been witnessed by the human eye. I have heard rumors of sightings in Greece and Spain. Only in the imagination can one possess the ability to see them.

This is a mixed media piece that was done using lots of found objects, wire, polymer clay, Pearl-Ex & Acrylic paints, bits from a feather necklace, beads, charms, and granite crystals.

I made the face using polymer clay and painted it with Pearl-Ex and acrylic paints. A green rhinestone is affixed to her forehead. The face is lined with granite crystals that are adhered with Golden Gel Medium. Her body is an old silver pendant that I had from childhood - affixed is a plastic butterfly heart. The legs are constructed from wire, beads, and charms. I thought the man-in-the-moon charms looked much like claws making them a good choice. Her front legs are posed in attack mode, but she is the nymph of fertility so my guess is that she is not getting ready to fight. Luna Mare has a wire hanger in the back so you can hang her, or you can lay her out and pose her however you'd like. She has moveable parts.


Detail Images


Detail Image for art SOLD - Luna Mare, Nymph of Fertility, OOAK Insect Doll

Luna Mare's polymer clay face

Detail Image for art SOLD - Luna Mare, Nymph of Fertility, OOAK Insect Doll

Her body with butterfly

Detail Image for art SOLD - Luna Mare, Nymph of Fertility, OOAK Insect Doll

And last of all, a view of her pinchers

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