Dorian Gray

Mixed Media Assemblage Artdoll


32″H x 17”W x 17”D  

"Aging portraits never say
how they came to be.
But these are those of DorianGray...
vain, selfish & carefree.

A man of means & rare defeat,
looked the Devil in the eyes.
He made a deal,
fueled with conceit,
then met with his demise.

To keep the time from marching on,
the vain do all  they can.
But time & tide
wait for
no man,
regardless of his plan."

The vain & self absorbed Oscar Wilde character sits above a clock as the second hand ticks away the time. Mirrors & aging self portraits are his companions.

This doll was originally part of the Thornbirz series.

Based on a mythical creature, the Thornbird lives its life in fierce pursuit of a thorntree. It leaves its nest & does not rest until it has fulfilled its quest.

Silent its entire life until the final hour when it finds the perfect thorn then impales itself. The very first song it sings comes flowing from its heart before dying among the thorns.