Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sneak Peek ~ Junie Moon 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Getting into this hobby of Blythe Customizing by chance and having it bring me such wonderful opportunity is an understatement.  Coming off of the high of being featured in the sold out, Metamorphosis Art of Blythe Book published by CWC last year;  I have been asked by Junko Wong, once again to now be a featured artist for an exhibition at the Daikanyama Junie Moon in-store Gallery in Japan to celebrate their 10th Anniversary.
The exhibition is scheduled to begin April 22nd - May 11th, 2014.  After the exhibition the works will be available for purchase after April 26th.  With a theme of Romantic Heroine, each Custom Blythe Art Doll submitted shall depict heroines from movies and novels.  I have created 3 very special custom Blythe Art Dolls reflecting 2 of my personal favorite stories and happen to feature wonderful characters that reflect the Romantic Heroine Theme.   
The first, is Princess Tiger Lily, from the beloved and cherished book, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie.  She is a beautiful stoic girl who is immensely loyal, brave and strong.  She features carving indicative of Native American features, a hand sewn sueded leather wardrobe with a fringed belted smock dress, shawl headband and moccasin boots with turquoise chocker . She proudly stands atop a handcrafted Indian drum on a diorama featuring her Birch and canvas wigwam home, Dream Catcher and feather beads on a Cedar plank with bark trim.

My second presentation is a set featuring Sam Shakusky and Suzy Bishop from the Wes Anderson film, Moonrise Kingdom.  Inspired by the undetermined love of these characters and their eccentric pubescent love I could not have created one without the other.  With great attention to detail I have brought these characters to life.  Depicted in the wardrobe synonymous with each, they feature carving and many accessories that make these two undeniably Sam & Suzy.  They are presented on a grand Diorama Stand featuring the Moonrise Kingdom Cove complete with  a shoreline, wooden platform pier and tent.

I am so honored and amazed to realize my Art Dolls will be on exhibition and up for sale in The Junie Moon Gallery in Japan. It is a surreal moment and one that I do not take lightly. I have put so much work and love into each of these Blythe Art Dolls and I hope that you will find them as beautiful as I do.


Suzanne J. Kamal said...

We prefer the term "Native American" not "American Indian" -

JenSpec said...

Wow. I can't wait to see! I heart Moonrise Kingdom especially.

Me said...

@suzanne J. Kamal, I am of "American" or "Native" as you prefer Indian decent, my ancestors are bloodlines from Cherokee on my fathers side and Blackfoot on my mother's side. Obviously it does not bother me but if my description offended your preference my apologies to you.

Me said...

Thank you @JenSPec, I am a bit obsessed with Moonrise Kingdom!

agata radziszewska said...

whether you would she could do blythe from the movie "Avatar"?

Sinclair said...

Hello, I´m from Chile, I want to buy Tiger Lily`s doll, the link you posted doesn´t work. I´m from Chile, South America. I love Tiger Lily and this doll is really beautiful. Please, I need a little bit of guidance.