Here she is, Miss Orris Ruth (pronounced in Spanish Root, the "H" is silent). Another member of The Wild Caught Faerie Clan.
Orris is the botanical name for Iris. Miss Orris was formed from the root as it was curing in preparation for distillation for perfume. The orris root is used in perfumes after drying and curing for up to five years. It has a woody, violet like scent. I use it in my natural hand made soaps. It is also used in Morrocan cooking. It has a raspberry-like flavor.
She is the 4th in my Wild Caught Faerie series. Although she appears to be locked up in her cage you should know that I would never be so cruel. Those cage bars are no match for her faerie magic. She could escape the cage at any time. The bars are more symbolic of her trapped status. You see, Miss Orris Ruth came out to play while her flower was in full bloom but neglected to get back into the bulb before the blossom faded and so, she is trapped, stuck here in our realm until her flower comes into bloom again next year.
Orris Ruth is 2 3/4" tall when seated. She is hand scuplted of polymer clay over a wire armature. He tulle gown is hand sewn directly to her body. Her hair is hand, dyed, Tibetan mohair which I applied directly to her scalp, her feather wings were also hand dyed to match her hair and the blossom from which she sprung from.
The cage is manufactured but I distressed and patinaed it to give it a bit of old world charm. She can be removed from her cage. her arms can be repositioned. The rest of her body is sculpted in a fixed pose.