The Misunderstood

Mixed Media Artdoll Assemblage


33″H x 10″W x 12″D  

Clutching his tiny journal entitled,”A Poet’s Life,” this artdoll is the proverbial misunderstood hero.

An odd man out, he is a bird who thinks he is a bat. 

His story begins “…the wings helped me soar & also defined me; but that is not how I saw myself. The sunlight was not my beloved, so like the guilty lover & I waited till she disappeared well below the horizon before I stole my freedom into the cool night sky…”

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.