I have a passion for polar bears. Their majesty and survival is incredible. I image that if we could ride them like we do a horse that the only peoples capable of mastering their ferocity would be the medieval Norsemen. In this wintery sculpture I wanted to combine that ideal with my artistic approach to elaborately decorating my characters. Both are adorned in leather, fur, fabric and antique jewellery. This piece just sparkles with crystals on the figures and in the snow and platform that looks with arctic ice. The polar bear is sculpted to draw attention to his body mass, fur and physical brawn. My warrior female is strength and beauty mixed with a touch of don't mess with me. I love her ice broad sword!
With a character in mind and a handful of polymer clay I start sculpting. Sometimes I use reference but mostly the facial attributes are clear and I create a unique face.
For skin tones other than pink, I will mix clays together to get the perfect complexion. The eyes are white glass beads with hand painted iris and pupils. For the teeth I use a white clay and for the tongue a soft pink. These details create a realistic contrast that I greatly prefer over painted accents.
The finished sculpture is then decorated entirely by hand and each character is exquisitely adorned to create a unique one of a kind Christmas art experience.
My dedicated attention to detail is what sets these collectables apart, often making each element from scratch like paper top hats and knitted scarfs to Fimo candy canes and telescopes. I use the finest materials available including real fur, Swarovski crystals, antique jewelry, top quality fabrics/leather, enamel paints and glues. After years of creating these wonderful keepsakes I still believe the magic is in the details. Built to last, these charming collectibles can be cherished for generations.
This original piece of art is numbered and cataloged for providence and comes with a signed letter of authenticity