The Water Nymph

Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric with hardbacked book base.

Small 26cm long, 26cm wide, 19cm depth, paper fabric assemblage dress.

A small three dimensional assemblage comprising a paper and fabric sculpture stood atop an old hardback book, as if coming out of the pages of the book. The Nymph is made from wire and papier mache, attired in a dress made from pale lilac silk and linen blend material. The underskirt is a gathered white cotton with tiny stitches at the hem. Her hair is fashioned from a cream cotton with wires stitched in to give it shape and form.

Here I’ve tried to capture as much movement as I could, as if she were growing out of the book and into the world, with the air swirling all around her but the water wanting to keep hold of her.

    The Water Nymph