New Mexico’s Misha Malpica transforms polymer clay and fibers into haunting portraits of Native Americans. Her mixed media figures stand from 32″ tall to life-size and are dressed in soft leathers, luxurious furs and exotic beads and feathers.
This shaman sculpture is entitled, “All Things Sacred, Praising the Spirit.”
A self-taught sculptor, Misha has been working in polymer for 20 years. Her work has won many awards and is sought by collectors. “My work is about a fleeting glimpse into someone’s life, a memory of a journey,” she explains.
The link comes to you from Beverly Smith whose life on the road as a state park volunteer and polymer clay artist sounds idyllic.