Her Art Dolls are magnificent
"Figurative Art Dolls are a way for me to incorporate all of the things I love. It combines technical design for creating armatures to balance the weight, metal work, sculpting, painting, fashion design and jewelry making," says Rosanna.
Rosanna teaches the art of creating figurative characters in clay at CraftartEdu.com and at retreats.
She starts with a rough sketch of her idea and then researches the style of doll and era - epoque, style, age, etc.
The costume is made from a pattern, then cut and sewn and the shoes are made from leather or fabric or sculpted. Dyed Alpaca or Mohair make the hair, jewelry and accessories are added and then it's added to a wood base.
It's a lot of work, each doll takes quite a long time to complete.
Look for Rosanna's work at Booth 119 at the St. Stephen's Art Show. Both St. Stephen's and the main Coconut Grove Arts Festival run through Monday; 10 am to 6 pm each day.
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