Participant of the 6th exhibition of the author's dolls MuñecArt

Natalia Voronina

Illustration of Russia flag

silk_bird

I have been making dolls and toys since 2007.
I am a fashion designer by education.
It all started from the day when, in the late 90s, at an exhibition in the Central House of Artists, I saw author's art dolls, they inspired me and struck me in my heart.
At that time I was painting silk and came up with my nickname - Silk_bird.
I started with teddy bears.

Creative curiosity pushed me to try to work with different materials, so in my life first dolls made of self-hardening plastic appeared, and now porcelain ones.
I always wanted to endow my work with emotions, to give the viewer the opportunity to dialogue with a bear or a doll.
Often for this I invent my own story and "revive" its heroes, create a magical world in which my strange and amazing creatures live.
The main thing for me is the opportunity to revive it, make it special and expressive.
All of this can be done using a variety of techniques.
I love natural materials - silk, viscose, fine cotton, silkiness of porcelain.
I love it when the work is warm and pleasant to take in hand.
I like all stages of work, but my favorite ones, of course, are the design, the final touches of creating an image, toning and painting. This is that magical moment when the creature comes to life.

Fairy

Description Ideas

Light and delicate like a flower
One flap of silk wings - and flew away ...

Equipment

Boudoir doll with a textile body filled with sawdust. The head, bust, arms and legs are made of porcelain. Face painting with overglaze paints. Articulated head, arms and legs on thread mountings. Hair from the curls of a goat. The clothes and wings are made of painted silk. Clothes are not removed. The doll cannot stand on its own.

The size

28 cm

The cost

280 €

A dream in a summer night

Description Ideas

Do you know what fairies look like?
Strange creatures from magical dreams. A delicate violin melody, a light shine of silk ...
One has only to blink, and she disappeared ...
Doll for the project "Dreams" 2021
Inspired by the work of Stephen McKay

Equipment

A static doll on a frame with porcelain arms and legs, fixed on a wooden stand. The bird's head is made of viscose and can be rotated on a cotter pin. The beak is molded of self-hardening plastic, painted and varnished, glass eyes. The violin and bow are molded from Ladoll. Clothes are made of natural silk, silk wings are hand-painted by me.

The size

38 cm with stand

The cost

350 €

Virgin of the Dry Tree

Description Ideas

Perhaps each of us is a bit of a bird in our souls ... The inspiration was the work of the Dutch master Petrus Christus "Virgin Mary of the Dry Tree"

Equipment

Textile boudoir doll with a swivel head on a cotter pin and porcelain arms and legs. Inside there is mineral granulate and sawdust. The head is made of viscose, the body and parts of the arms and legs are made of cotton. Glass eyes, self-hardening plastic beak. Clothes made of natural silk, hand-painted, decorated with beads. The wings on the frame are made of silk. The chick is sewn from viscose and filled with sawdust. Feet with wire frame.

The size

35 cm

The cost

Not for sale

Wonderful lady

Description Ideas

The lightness of silk and lace, the matte tenderness of porcelain hands like those of the beautiful Ladies from portraits by Gainsborough ...
If humans were birds, what would they look like?
Doll for the project "Dreams"

Equipment

A static skeleton doll on a wooden stand. The arms and legs are made of porcelain, the arms are fixed with cotter pins and can rotate. The head is sewn from viscose, filled with sawdust, and can be rotated on a cotter pin. Glass eyes, beak molded of self-hardening plastic and varnished. The body is framed, filled with syndepon. Clothes and a small silk bow tie.

The size

38 cm with stand

The cost

Not for sale

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