I have not made a spirit doll/art doll in years - but then, I got a sign. Two signs. In a day. So here we have my new entity friend, the Patreon of the Arts. Welcome!
Energy Art Dolls
Energy Art Dolls - Spirit Dolls - By Silvia Hartmann
Ah ... the mysterious mens! Are they art or are they magic? Are they tools or are they toys? Where did they come from and where will they go? These and many other questions ... :-)
Inspired by Will Taylor's new album, I found myself wanting to make a spirit doll (art doll) for the first time in a long time. I was surprised by this but also very happy because the process of making these little sculptures is nothing like anything else I've ever done.
So meet the Sand Shaman and his story ...
ca 2007 - 3 sculptures 14" H approx. - 050
aka The Golden Dancers, related to ET Energy Dancing
A spirit doll is more like a statue of St Michael than it is a voodoo doll - it is a representation of a spirit in humanoid form to make it easier to have a relationship with that spirit (for a human being). Only, a spirit doll being handmade, is of course on a totally different level of intimacy for the person compared to looking at something that someone else made a long time ago.
Fashioning a humanoid figure with your own hands is of course one of THE primal art experiences, and one which opens the door to many, many other things, spirit dolls being just one example of that.
During my original voyage into primal magic - which is where primal art came from! - I happened across Voodoo and the idea that the original idea of "the creator" comes into being when you shape a humanoid figure from clay with your own fair hands ...
This is the start of many things including the art dolls. This is a repost of the original article from SH.com which wanted to be on this website - so welcome to my spirit friends here on this art site :-)
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