'Homespun Mythologies with textiles and mixed media'

Pantovola is a textile artist, dollmaker and painter, at present she is based in The Netherlands.
With antique fabrics, clay, paint and old trinkets from her collection, she creates art dolls and sculptures
that seem to have come from and ancient, ethereal Fairytale world, with a childlike mystery surrounding it.
Stories that have roots in a personal mythology are woven into all that Pantovola creates.

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