Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Toy Army Tuesday - Mahlimae

Hi guys! Toy Army Tuesday is back in full swing, and I have so many incredible artists and pieces to share. Today I am excited to share with you the very talented artist Nicole, from Southern Tasmania, Australia - aka Mahlimae.

Echo 10
(Echo 10, Mahlimae, from my personal collection)

Nicole of Mahlimae produces beautiful echo hatchlings. Her "work is pulled together by a common theme of possibility, a longing for connection and a intentionally simplistic form which aims to intrigue. [She finds herself] hopelessly drawn to the mystery of ancient Folklore, to the beauty in the darkness at the heart of a forest, to the energy which radiates from worn, tattered fabrics...[and she believes] there is much to be said for the subtleties in expression and much to be learned by allowing yourself to step outside the reality of the everyday." - For more about her and her work please visit her website here - Mahlimae.com.

Echo 10 Echo 10
(Echo 10, Mahlimae, from my personal collection)

How precious is this little piece? I initially stumbled upon Nicole's work via instagram and instantly fell in love with the sweet and simple expressions in her work. Nicole produces a small number of her echoes each year, so I was very fortunate (and woke up at 4 in the morning) to get one. I love her work because each piece seems to carry a world of secrets that they want share with you. She is definitely one of my most prized possessions :]

8 comments:

  1. very cute! i want to see more of her work

    xo

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    1. Please visit her site! I posted links all throughout the copy. You will not be disappointed!!

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  2. They are so beautiful in a weird kind of way!

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    1. I think they are stunning. Unexpected and from another world, but beautiful :]

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  3. You have to coolest collection. For awhile I had a subscription to Juxtapoz - they had a page or 2 showcasing toys. It was always impressive how diverse and colorful they were.
    Is you little echo's hair real? It looks so natural!

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  4. I could get lost in those beautiful eyes forever. Such a lovely toy.

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  5. She is so beautiful. It makes me want to write an entire story about her. She looks like she's very curious about the whole world. How do you come across these amazing things?

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