The extraordinary doll people of Mari Shimizu.
So beautiful and so sad.
This design may have inspired Mark Ryden, or did Mark Ryden inspire it?
I love to see doll people finally being posed in natural settings, giving these special beings some well-deserved dignity.
The mainstreaming of this trend can be seen in the work of Gina Garan, who's "Blythe" character...
... can currently be seen on Target billboards.