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Tea party in the garden by Sayraphim

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This photo was taken as a publicity shot for an exhibition I’m curating called Totem, Dolls with Souls as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Totem is a collection of over 100 dolls created by artists to reflect how they feel themselves to be inside. These dolls are more than just simple childrens toys, they are powerful symbols of who we think we are, the internal workings of the human mind given form and are honest, hearfelt expressions of self.

This photograph pictures the doll I created for the show.

It is a straight photograph taken on digital camera with no post editing.

Totem is on at Fed Square from the 25th of Sept to the 12th of Oct, 2008
“Tea party in the garden” was featured in the group Art of the Doll

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  • jemimalovesbigted
    jemimalovesbigtedover 6 years ago

    hehe so gorgeous… love the gold dress. I guess she doesn’t get a wax very often =P

  • Sayraphim
    Sayraphimover 6 years ago

    AHAHAHAH… no, I think she leaves it all as virgin forrest :)
    The dress was a difficult thing to sew, it’s all handsewn while on her, to ensure it fitted. Slippery satin is not really my fav to sew, but it looks beautiful! She’s all dressed up to go to the exhibition opening, with earrings, a bracelet, necklace and a handbag. No shoes though, monster sizes are very hard to find in shops :)

  • peyote
    peyoteover 6 years ago

    wow! Surreal :)
    I love it

  • Sayraphim
    Sayraphimover 6 years ago

    Thank you! People should always have tea parties with their inner self :)

    CATNIPMEOWabout 6 years ago

    Maybe thats been whats wrong with me…………no tea party with my inner self……
    tee hee
    This is a very unique and whimsical self portrait in so many ways !!!!

  • Sayraphim
    Sayraphimabout 6 years ago

    Thank you :) It’s one of my fav shots. And I’m so fond of the little monster!

  • ltruskett
    ltruskettabout 6 years ago

    Killer dress…………………. you are so very humorous…………… : ))

  • Sayraphim
    Sayraphimabout 6 years ago

    Awe, shucks, thank you!

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 5 years ago

    awe .. what a cutie

  • Thank you. Looking at it now, I wonder whether there should have been tiny cupcakes too… But that’s always the way I guess, you look back and can always find things to change…

    – Sayraphim

  • cookclo
    cookcloover 5 years ago

    love the humour!

  • Thank you! I think that injecting a little humour now and again is really important :)

    – Sayraphim

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