doll is handsculpted with no molds used, and is a one
of a kind art doll. The head is sculpted of polymer
clay over a wire and foil armature for strength. The
body is cloth and batting over wire armature. The feet
are sculpted from clay, painted and glossed, with cloth
elegant Eclectus lady is wearing an Edwardian inspired
gown of brilliant blue-violet, similar to the plumage
that these stunning birds are known for. The dress has
accents of red and black. She carries a beaded purse.
The doll comes with a wood base with a wood rod to keep
the piece stable.
the inspiration for "Lady Eclectus", Kaleena,
a Soloman Island Eclectus parrot. Alicia was inspired
by the stunning colors and features of this unique
parrot species, and began making this piece even before
she had Kaleena. The blue feathers around the bird's
eyes looked like bright makeup- so the doll wears
"eyeshadow" in that color.
was happy to donate her own molted wing feathers for
the doll's "hands" and a few for the hat