is a Doll Artist and Textile Artist.
She creates Art dolls and Doll sculptures,
and an otherworldly, almost mythical universe for them to inhabit in which story telling is the beating heart.
She collects antique textiles and lace, ephemera, old curio, books & trinkets which she uses in her sculptures and dolls,
carrying forgotten secrets and stories into the present.
The art of Pantovola is inspired by the memories of Childhood, Dreams, Nature
Puppetry Theater, Folklore & Fairytales and The Victorian Era
Other things of interest are:
Moths & Butterflies, Trees, the Smell of Old Books, Handwritten Letters,
Doll Houses & Miniatures, Decaying Things, Dried Flowers and Curiosity Boxes.
Favorite animal: Wolf, Favorite human: Witch
Often the dolls and sculptures hold a world within a world;
a diorama or miniature theater may be hidden in their chest,
or behind the drapes of their elaborate dress.
They tell fantastical tales from other realms that seem to have come from mysterious places.
The work of Pantovola breathes a melancholy breath and has a nostalgic soul,
one which yearns to bygone days, an autumn past, a memory in dusk...
Pantovola studied Fine Art at ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem, Netherlands,
and has a background in painting, illustration, stop motion puppet-animation-film and Theater.
Her Art Dolls and Sculptures are held in private collections and exhibits worldwide.
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Small handmade fabric figurines are made under the name Pantovola Petit
These are released in small collections every so often, and have their own dedicated page where you can follow and adopt them