Another piece for the Subterrane show at strangerfactory.com/
This is Ixchel the Skull Golem, a mechanical and organic construct. Skull Golems are infused with magic that animates them. They were originally made to do chores and perform simple tasks but were so charismatic they became like members of the family. Some people say they have souls since they are so self aware and clearly display emotions and personalities.
Ixchel is caring but fun! She likes to hide and pop out when you dont expect it.. but she's not trying to scare you , she just wants you to laugh. Her eyes glow in the dark eyes make her a great companion for anyone who's afraid of the dark! Her face has been decorated with designs reminiscent of traditional Mexican sugar skulls. It's said this is done when a Skull Golem has lost a loved member of their human family... maybe this explains why Ixchel wants to laugh now.
This is a handmade, one of a kind piece of art. The face claws are an original sculpt cast in resin that is then hand painted. They have been treated with a special process that makes an authentic metal patina effect though the face is not actually metal. Each cast piece is sealed with clear coat. The body is a soft, non articulated floppy style stuffed with soft polyfill and plastic pellets to weight the butt for easy sitting. High quality thick faux fur body. The glow in the dark eyeballs are made myself.
Ixchel also sports strange long flexible spines from the back of her back. These are made from soft silicone so she can still be hugged. Each one is hand shaped and set into the doll.
The necklace is made from howlite spines, acai seed beads, coyote teeth, copper and other beads.
Every one of my dolls comes with a signed resin monster face medallion tag marking it as one of my one of a kind critters. These dolls are meant to be petted and cuddled a bit but please treat them with care. Wipe the face or paws with a slightly damp cloth to clean any scuffs or dust. They are not rated for young children!
Ixchel is 12" tall from ear tip to toe.