My friend Darla Teagarden posted this photo of a beautiful "wolf girl" doll and i was instantly obsessed....I hoped the other work of this artist was just as stunning and i was NOT disappointed!!!!
Shain Erin creates "art dolls" that are so beyond that...Shamanistic and magical...distorted babies covered in sores and sharp hungry teeth....dried up souls floating like lost book pages....mythical beings filled with sorrow...Lost souls and dreadful creatures searching for love...Im literally enamored with each and every one of them!!! i want to fill a cabinet worth them and stare at them all day...the attention to detail and the handiwork is just stunning....its somehow evocative of sic-fi...horror...fairytales...medical oddities and sideshow freaks all at once...and while sometimes morbid and dreadful ....theres also an innate sorrow that i respond to....Something lost about them all....
I can't seem to find any work for sale...no etsy or anything...which is maybe for the better!!!! For now the images will have to be enough...and they most DEFINITELY are!!!!