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GALLERY 17 - MARLA



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Each Art Doll from Collection 1 is a one-of-a-kind, handmade character with an internal mobile brass structure which allows its arms and legs to rotate. Please visit 'the making process - collection 1' for information on how the dolls are made.

Every doll has been photographed on a fully functional, handmade brass swing with a name tag which are handmade by me and can be purchased with the doll or separately. The making time of each doll, including the brass swing, is over
100 hours.


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This doll is a work of art and not a toy. It is for display purposes only.
The dolls are not made to stand. The images where they are standing are for illustration purposes only.
It must be protected from heat and direct sunlight. (Please visit the 'doll care advice' page on this website for more information about how to care for the dolls.)
Every doll is a unique creation, no molds are used, therefore imperfections or irregularities are evidence of its handmade nature since it's not mass produced or made by a machine.


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About Marla:

(2012)

Due to her unusual eyes, depending on the lighting, Marla sometimes looks like my sort of version of a pre-Raphaelite lady and at other times like a good white magic witch. I made Marla right after I made Jackson (Gallery 16), whom I created in memory of Jackson C. Frank. The latter wrote a beautiful and haunting song called 'Marlene'. Inspired by this song, I wanted to name my new doll Marlene but, for some very mysterious and unexplained reasons, I could not create the name tag with the name Marlene (although I made several efforts). When I tried writing the name Marla on the tag, which I think also suits her, everything went smoothly...

Materials used:

Brass, Cernit polymer clay, glass eyes, mohair.
Marla is dressed in vintage cotton pyjamas, comprised of a skirt and a top with a pearl button.
Her dressing gown is made from Cotton and has Silk lining.

Measurements*:

Total height: 44cm (including 8cm hair volume).
Seated height: 28cm (including 8cm hair volume).
Weight: 670grams (including clothing).

*All measurements are approximate.