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Monday, 1 April 2013

INSPIRATION: Cirque du Soleil

Hello! Good afternoon!

I've been experimenting with something new lately inspired by one of my many passions- acrobatics.
Amazingly daring, artistic shows of Cirque du Soleil have driven me to explore more about the art of circus and acrobatics.
I love the mixture of grace, beauty, strength and boldness with which each artist entertains the audience. How every performance keeps you on the edge of the seat, they never fail to bring out the strongest emotions in the onlookers.
Jumping dangerously in the air, diving from dizzying heights or walking the high wire, their strong yet graceful bodies that bend with such unbelievable flexibility. Beautiful and fluid movements of the dancers who communicate with a mixture of emotion and poetry along with their bright fantasy make up, vivid costumes and that surreal feel of their world all around that guarantees to suck you in completely!

I wanted to create something that expresses grace, beauty, strength, flexibility and boldness- all in one.
And here is the outcome of my first interpretations of the above words.

 First there was a mood board with inspiring pictures:

Then the dolls came out of that. Their bodies are stuffed with polyester stuffing and wire for the flexibility. 
Face have been hand painted. 

Available in from Etsy store

In two sizes, this one is much smaller:
Available from my Etsy store

And what do you think of my dolls? I am going to make them in a medium size too, and a lot more of bright colours, pink/ blue  hair maybe?