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Moby Dick Art Doll by leloi Moby Dick Art Doll by leloi
I wasn't really sure where to stick this one. She's not actually a "plushie." If you hug her she will fall apart and poke you with her harpoons. But her main body is stuffed. It's better described as a "soft sculpture" but there's no real category for that... so I'll stick her here.

Why Moby Dick as a Siren? Sirens traditionally lured sailors to their death. I was struck with the inspiration that Captain Ahab's obsession could be Siren's song. Sure... it's revenge, but the call of that great white whale is what lures him out to his death. Maybe if he had ignored that call in the first place he wouldn't have had such a big vendetta.

Some themes... Nature vs. Man... The untouchable spirit of nature. The wounds are only skin deep.

Materials: Velour, stuffing, plastic eyes, Tibetan Lamb skin, cheesecloth, wood, hemp cord, paint, food dye and 20g wire.

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Side: [link]
Whaling mess: [link]
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:iconqbabe:
goodness it looks sooooooooo nice!!! I juss love it!!! and u r totally rite in ur point of view, how u reflect this link between moby dick and the sirens stuff is simply amazing!
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Piscaria Dec 19, 2006   Writer
I love it!
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:iconsorgie:
It's not just a plushie, it's *art!* I like the thought that went into this. Definitely going to fave. :nod:
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:iconwildspiritart:
wildspiritart Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is awesome!
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:iconscentofthunder:
This is beautiful. Wow, it's just amazing. I love the details, like the hint of blood on her gauze skirt. Lovely.
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:iconmagpie-poet:
really rather clever and creepy. i like the siren song analogy. plushie comp lit, that'd be a great subsection :D
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Tangia-Kira Apr 27, 2006
She's so pretty. .m. I like the story that went with it, too.
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rogue-designer Apr 27, 2006  Professional Photographer
Very nice piece leloi! A nice take on the story as well. Certainly it deals with the nature of man's ability to destroy himself in the pursuit of something - whether it be beauty or beast.
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:iconstarrexs257:
Wow... how deep and philosophical...
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Eclipseplush Apr 27, 2006
O.O it looks very beautiful and sad T.T even though i dont really understand it :yum: *feels stupid*
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