Thornapple Snapshots

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Polaroids of my wicked doll Thornapple (introduced here)
© Dver

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A mad person’s relation to objects

“At times, the puppet shares with the mask a power to give form to gods and demons, to the spirits of the dead….In such cases the manipulator, even the puppet itself, can take on the guise of a priest or shaman.”

“Puppet theatre is a highly refined art, but depends on something like a child’s, a clown’s, or a mad person’s relation to objects…They are dead things that belong to a different kind of life.”

(Kenneth Gross, Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life)

Bird Spirit Land Fetish

“I out-last feather
Haunter of caves am I
I am the white memory of life
I am bone.”
(Lavondyss, Robert Holdstock)

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Bird Spirit Land Fetish
Autumn 2012
scavenged doe skull, dessicated sparrow, ash twigs w/ lichen, found crow feathers, coffee-stained pigeon wing bones, paint
© Dver