The open doors day at the orphanage is a highly anticipated event. In preparation for this day, the orphanage staff make sure the children look their best - clean and dressed in their finest attire. The aim is to increase their chances of being adopted by potential parents who attend the event.
Meet Lydia. Born in 1896. 3 years old. Lydia appears to suffer from Narcolepsy.
Lydia is a one-of-a-kind Gothic mixed-media wall-mounted art doll/ sculpture. She is sculpted from paper clay, and painted with acrylic paints and pastels. Her hair is made of goat mohair and her dress is made of cotton fabric and lace. Everything is glued in place. The sculpture is glued inside a wooden shadow box measuring 11 x 9 x 3.5 inches (28 x 23 x 9 cm). The shadow box is painted using acrylic paints. Hanging hardware is included. The piece weighs a little under 2lb.
To ensure the longevity of the sculpture, it is important to find a display location that does not receive direct sunlight. Exposure to direct sunlight will cause colors to fade over time. Choose a spot that will also protect the piece from any excessive heat or moisture. Avoid using command strips for hanging as they may not provide adequate support for the weight of the shadow box. Please refrain from combing the doll's hair. The hair has been styled and set, and any further manipulation may cause it to lose its shape.
Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 3.5 inches / 28 x 23 x 9 cm
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