Pele - Goddess of Fire & Votive Rain Doll
Illuminata as Green Tara
from a design by Cachet
This doll was made for my daughter who is a Buddhist.
Tara is the "Mother of all the Buddhas"
and the spirit of active compassion.
Zombie of the Roses shows my fascination with duality;
figures which are both good and evil.
Both are needed to present 'reality'.
Roses have thorns. Golliwogs are toys,
until you show their dual nature
and then they become 'other'.
Venus of Wittenburgh
Beads on black velvet