Applicant 2021_005

ARTIST MEMBER APPLICATION ~ Initial Image Review :: Images submitted by applicant for evaluation by the Standards Committee.

“From caterpillar to butterfly”
Polymer clay Fimo, papier-mache, silk, vintage jewelry. 60 cm, 2019.
The work took third place in the international Dabida competition. The theme of the Kintsugi competition is the art of the golden stitching. On the days when you feel ashamed of your scars, your mind only registering how ugly they are rather than the beauty they prove of you having survived, remember that there is an entire art form dedicated to filling the cracks of broken things with lacquered gold. An entire art form that proves that even broken and damaged history of an object is beautiful and should be treasured”.

“Butterflies are flowers picked by the wind”
Polymer clay Fimo, papier-mache, lenses
Female beauty does not manifest itself from childhood. It matures inside the pupa, like a waking butterfly that will not immediately unfold its magic wings. This doll, it would seem, does not promise to show the world anything beautiful. But the appointed hour comes, and … a miracle happens!

Polymer clay Fimo, textiles, beading. 70 cm. 2019
The hummingbird shone on the cabaret stage and caught admiring glances. Modesty and dullness is not her style.

Polymer clay Living doll, textiles, wool. 69 cm, 2018.
Lyrical Mona admires autumn leaves and dreams.

Detail view Image
Detail view of “Aries”

Application Standards

Excellence of Artistry
  • Every applicant should hold the highest personal standards for his or her work.
  • The work must be well-designed, made, and finished.
  • The work must show excellent control of the medium.
  • Sculpting should be flawless, with accurate proportions or, if exaggerated, should harmoniously fit the concept of the piece.
  • Hair should be of a material appropriate to the piece and flawlessly applied.
  • Costuming should be created out of a good idea or concept and be expertly made, using materials appropriate to the figure’s scale or its intended effect.
Identity of Design
  • Every applicant should have a style of working that is unique, consistent, and recognizable. Having a true signature style is an essential element of NIADA’s standards.
  • NIADA looks for engaging, captivating work that inspires a meaningful response.

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