Cactus Gallery LA
GLICYNIA, THE GOOD WITCH by artist Ludmila Bezusko
OOAK textile doll, primed and stained, over a copper wire frame. She is modeled in the artist’s own technique by a needle and a thread. Decorated with antique beads, birch twigs (collected on Beltane May Day), feathers and steampunk elements. Painted with acrylics, 10” tall
About the doll:
The Good Witch of the North, if you remember, was from "The Wizard of Oz."
You know, the one who told Dorothy about her real power.
She opened her big secret: the power is always with us.
Her story is funny and a bit weird.
Like all my dolls, I was making her without a plan or a sketch. She appeared with black face and hands, and I wanted to paint them, but she said: No! And she wanted pink hair.
I gave up, and made it for her.
After she was ready, I suddenly found a description of her in the children's book, which I have never read before. Even the white dress matched!
Glicynia just wanted to come to life.
And here she is!