is a doll artist and textile artist creating art dolls and doll sculptures,
and an otherworldly universe for them to inhabit in which story telling is the beating heart.
Materials used are vintage and antique textiles, clay and old curio & trinkets
The work is inspired by the wonderworld of Childhood,
Puppetry Theater, Folklore & Fairytales, Surrealism, The Victorian Era, Dreams & Nature.
Points of interest are Victorian Mourning Art, Moths & Butterflies, Trees, the smell of Old Books,
Brothers Grimm, Ancient Handwritten Letters, Doll Houses & Miniatures,
Decaying Lace, 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 of the Spirit World,
Witches & Wolves, Teapot Ghosts, Moth Faeries and many more otherworldly beings.
The work of Pantovola breathes a melancholy breath and has a nostalgic soul,
one which yearns to bygone days, a summer 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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