Modern medicine woman

Wendy Malinow was decked out in claws, teeth, and femurs (all polymer) when I met up with her in Denver. She looked like a modern day medicine woman with her antler armbands, skull earrings and fringed leather sandals.

It’s the sculptural quality of the bones that attracts her. She’s researched scientific sites and delved into the world of bone scavengers to come up with designs that tweak reality and reinterpret how primitive people adorned themselves.

The Nature’s Ladder neckpiece is part of her continuing exploration of bones as adornment. The long design drapes down the back as well as the front. It will appear in an upcoming book in the Lark masters series.

Thanks for your patience. Speaking of sculptural inspiration, look at Jeff Dever’s video link in the right column. Wow! Maggie Maggio pointed me to it.

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  • reply Eva/le Loup ,

    ok!
    i’ll come back!
    suspenssssssssssssssss!
    😉

    • reply Peg Gerard ,

      Guess I’ll have to come back,too.

      • reply Peg Gerard ,

        Guess I”ll have to come back, also.

        • reply heather ,

          pictures did not come thru- i will try later, just wanted u to know- i don’t like to miss a day of your polymer clay info 🙂

          • reply Kathi ,

            guess I will come back too 😀

            • reply carissa ,

              nope
              not here yet.
              i’ll be back!

              • reply Eva/le Loup ,

                Yeepeeee!
                amazing design, i love the back side!
                i’ve got some real porc bones and teeth (;-)) but faux are terrific!
                thank you for this new post!
                could i tell you i miss the links on the left sidebar?
                does not matter!
                see you next week!

                • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

                  Eva – The links are in the top bar! They’re still there.
                  thanks
                  ct

                  • reply Bettina ,

                    It is great!!!!
                    I wish i could see the details better, every little bone in her ear and the teeth around her neck. I love it.

                    • reply Dede Leupold ,

                      Wow! Thats great Wendy!
                      Wish I was there, miss you all.
                      Dede

                      • reply Maria ,

                        It`s so original and natural!

                        • reply Jeannie ,

                          This really out of my scope of talent. This is a piece you have to see in person.

                          • reply Pam ,

                            Fantastic, I have loved Wendy’s work for quite a while…..awesome

                            • reply sil ,

                              Amazing necklace design – and I LOVE those fringed sandals!!

                              • reply callie ,

                                Wow, those are absolutely incredible. I can’t believe the detail and how it looks so, real!

                                • reply thebeadedlily ,

                                  Jawdroppingly splendid!

                                  • reply leslie blackford ,

                                    Oh wendy that is FABULOUS! i LOVE EVRYTHING SHE DOES!

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