Original One of a Kind Impish Fae Art Doll
by Artist C. Jane Washburn.
Impish Fae - Sylph
This is Sylph. According to the wikipedia, "a sylph is a faux-
mythological creature in the Western tradition. The term "Sylph"
originates in Paracelsus, who describes sylphs as invisible beings
of the air, his elementals of air. There is no substantial mythos
associated with them. As alchemy in the West derived from
Paracelsus, alchemists and related movements, such as
Rosicrucianism, continued to speak of sylphs in their hermetic
But she can also be described as "the mystically, chemically
condensed humors of peevish women." I like that definition better
and am sticking to it. yes.
Her head is hand sculpted from polymer clay, her body is a sturdy
wire armature sewn together with deerskin, buffalo skin and
artificial sinew, and her eyes are round mother of pearl beads. She
has sewn leather and wire wings and she was finished up with a nice
sealer and acrylics.
She is 7 inches tall and her wingspread is ~10 inches.
Sylph comes with a signed tag and is the newest member at Blackbird Marmalade
She's up on ebay now. ^_^
Thanks for looking!