WISDOM KEEPER ART DOLLS ~ The Symbolic and Spirit Filled Wisdom Keeper Art Doll Collection by Jeanne Fry. Here you will find the stories and symbolic meanings behind these Folk Art and Spirit Dolls, and the passion that inspires them. My creativity with my folk art dolls explores modalities in Cloth and Clay, Gourd and Clay, Painted Muslin, or All Clay sculptures.
Terpsichore the Muse of Dance - OOAK Beaded Full Figure Folk Art Doll
The Muse of Dance
The Change of Seasons, the eruption of Spring, inspired me to create a series of Wisdom Keepers that reflect the Nine Muses. Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, was the first that came to mind. She is often depicted seated with a lyre, accompanying the ballerinas with music. But, I don't think a Muse should be sitting on the sidelines.
Here I wanted her inspirational nature to be Dancing at the forefront. Her focused intent and quiet mind fully connected with the ecstasy of the Dance, where the soul is able to shut out all the background noise, this feeling of BEING the Dance is what I want portrayed.
Creating the Muse of Dance
It was important to me when creating, that these nine muses be reflective of vibrant and empowered feminine beings, that they love themselves...their bodies...their talents...
Here, Terpsichore was sewn in a free form full figure body, using a rich burnt orange and magenta batik fabric Her sacred womb was embellished with a beaded spiral of Rhodochrosite gemstone beads. She holds a gorgeous smokey glass faceted bead that is symbolic for Her Sun and Her Moon.