Malpica’s polymer portraits

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‚Äôs 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.

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  • reply Elizabeth Bonura ,

    Incredible and very inspiring!! Thank you for sharing.

    • reply Karen Tabaka ,

      Magnificent! Really worth the time to visit Misha’s site. Thank you for featuring this artist.

      • reply Joan Israel ,

        These are just amazing to look at . The workmanship and attention to details are simply mind boggling .

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