Victoire from France Paper mache, photo holder, acrylic paint, fabric, wool, clay
Kokeshi of the World
Collection of papier-maché dolls inspired by traditional Japanese dolls : the Kokeshi.
Each doll represents a different country/culture. Celebrate the cultural diversity with these strong female characters!
Japan is well known for his love of wood and paper techniques. By using the paper-maché technique, I wanted to mix the simplicity of the paper with the complexity of a sculpture.
The simplicity of these Kokeshi facial expression is also in contrast with the proliferation of details in their look.
With this collection, the spirit of zen, peacefulness and strength come together to celebrate the cultural differences.