India Doll

I made this figure from found objects while studying in India. The very interestingly shaped sticks that suggested knees and calves were the starting point, and everything else had to be gathered from the small courtyard where I was working and fastened together using whatever straw and string I could find there. The native women who were working in the garden nearby were delighted when I showed this to them. What were very familiar plant materials to them looked strange and new to me, and they laughed when they saw how I used them. We couldn't understand a word of each others language, but our common amusement bridged the gap. This was about 10" tall.