Red Russian Shaman doll, SOLD to Alison Brooks (one of four payments)
The Red Russian Shaman doll, (stick doll and mixed media, 21 x 13 x 12, 2021) is a wise old crone. Light in weight and light on her feet, she carries at the same time the weight of ancient wisdom. The reds of her cloak symbolize passion and fire. She is aflame with life and purpose.
At the same time, the pale greys and whites of her skin and fur headdress suggest bone, perhaps even death. She sees beyond death and has lived many lifetimes. This part of her is connected to what is ageless, and what doesn’t change. All those parts of life that remain when all else has gone. Stones and bones that remain for eons, after the body has gone.
She can withstand and can help you to withstand the coldest colds and the darkest nights. She is steadfast and strong.