This is “Gwendolyn the Tattooed Lady”
This doll sculpture is inspired by the (mostly upper class) Victorian women who covered their bodies in beautiful tattoos.
There are some interesting reads about this daring exhibition of the body art,
The face of this doll is three dimensional and needle sculpted.
I used mohair for her wig and braided it along her neck and arm.
I drew inspiration from vintage tattoos which I illustrated with water colors onto the fabric
In her chest, this doll wears a beetle in resin, framed in vintage lace
Gwendolyn will be on display at the Tattoo Parlor / Gallery in Amsterdam until the 24th of March,