La Madame de la Morte
Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. - Emily Dickinson
La Madame de la Morte (The Lady of the Dead) stands in the shadows and lingers in the light. She is feared and loved, revered and despised... but she always brings quiet comfort as she gently takes your hand into hers.
La Madame is reminiscent in the vein of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and a heart-felt, loving tribute to all of our loved ones who have since passed on through the Veil.
She is unique; a hand-made, one of a kind sculpture of polymer clay, painted with acrylic paints, and sealed with matte polyurethane. Her sepia-highlighted skull is comprised of a special type of clay that glows in the dark: hold La Madame up to a light for a few moments, and watch as she illuminates the night!
La Madame wears a dress of sheer black satiny material, which allows her skeleton to subtly show through, along with the ruby red heart that forever beats within her ribcage. A knitted black shawl is draped over her shoulders, and behind, she trails a long burgundy velvet dress train edged in midnight lace. A beaded necklace adorns her throat, and an elegant braided gold belt ties around her waist. Her crown is a brilliant crimson material rose, which sits regally atop her hand-braided black hair of fine soft yarn.
Mounted on a colorfully hand-painted and sealed plank of wood, La Madame de la Morte measures approximately 4" W x 5" H.
Created by Ellen Gee
October 24, 2012