I created this precious baby boy named Denzel by sculpting his head and hair with papier mache, giving him a gracefully aged antique look. He is a very sweet baby boy that looks right up at you with his big dark brown antique glass eyes and melts your heart. Denzel has a beautifully silky smooth black complexion, thick tightly-curled hair and a open mouth with a genuine porcelain crown that belonged to me. Right in the middle of a raging pandemic my crown fell off and the dentist was the last place I wanted to go! So I gave it to my precious baby doll Denzel.
It adds realism, charm and a bit of humor to my dental woes during the pandemic. Dressed in baby clothes consisting of: an antique baby diaper, infant undershirt, blue gingham button up and white socks. He has a large chunky body 26 tall, made with a rescued antique/vintage composition and cloth doll.... Giving it love, new life and saving the planet one doll at at time. Denzel is being offered at a lower start because his composition arms were set in a fixed position and his legs re-wired on somewhere in his past life.He is like a sweet little delicate baby needing to be handled gently with love and care. I think his arms are adorable because he has them positioned just like a baby would and it fits his personality. His composition body is defined with a lot of detail to his hands and finger positions, toes and baby fat on his legs.
He is a lover and I hope this gives someone a chance to get one of my art dolls at a lower price. My story and how my journey with Leo began..
Since the onset of the pandemic, I began my journey with papier mache and the art of Leo Moss. I fell in love with his poignant story and his dolls. They are truly works of art and it is a great honor in owning several of them.
I call this a gift of first-hand knowledge and as close as it gets to Leo Moss and his techniques. Holding his dolls I get to experience how his dolls really look and feel, his sculpting and coloring techniques and their wonderful expressions.I have been an artist all of my life and when our country "locked-down" I had to find a creative outlet to keep myself occupied so I channeled the sadness and difficulties of an ongoing pandemic into creating dolls. We have all had to find our way through this difficult time. Studying and learning from my Moss dolls, I used similar types of materials and techniques in sculpting Denzel. From years of study, I have mastered the Moss technique of expression and coloring. Look closely at the facial features, hair texture and depth of color. The Original Doll Artist Council of America (ODACA) and other individuals have said my art dolls bear a striking resemblance to Leo Moss originals.
This boy has characteristics of an early Moss doll. The story of my pandemic art dolls was recently published in 2 doll magazines, Antique Doll Collector, Nov/Dec 2021 issue and Doll Advertiser, April 2022. I wanted to share my pandemic story, preserve the history of my art dolls and Leo Moss. It's important to connect with the artist and understand their raw emotions as they create their work.
That's what makes it great. My dolls are a powerful testimony to right now, a marker moment in time. Tears are a powerful healer, releasing stress, sadness, anxiety and joy. Our salty tears are cleansing like the ocean, lubricating our eyes, reducing stress hormones, and removing irritants.
Pent up emotions can cause illness, fatigue and pain. Crying can simulate the production of endorphins, our bodies natural painkiller. Tears heal the heart and help us process loss, so go ahead, hug your doll and release those tears. If you have always dreamed of owning a Moss doll, but found the price prohibitive, here is your chance to get one as close as it gets to Leo Moss.
I put heart, soul and the spirit of Leo in every doll. You will LOVE Denzel and he will love you in return. He is an Rx for your heart.All items/toys/dolls used as props and not included in sale. Sale is for "Baby Denzel" and the wardrobe mentioned. Shown in one photo wearing a Hawaiian outfit for modeling purposes and that is not included. I take pride in my work and create quality one-of-a-kind heirloom dolls that will last for years to come. Aloha and thank you for supporting my art and love for Leo.
He is big, chunky and heavy. I pack with ample room to make sure they arrive safely, however it adds up. But I will cover the difference. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Dolls & Doll Playsets". The seller is "june31906" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Philippines, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands.