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Sole survivor of an early 17th century shipwreck off the coast of North America, this noble woman in her dirty tattered gown, stands defiant against the wilderness. Her leather bag and moccasins, and the feathers in her hair, hint at native contact - but to what extent?

Media: Head, hands and feet of Super Sculpey, on a wire armature, with a cloth body. Her brown mohair is sprayed to look "windswept". She wears brown leather moccasins, and tattered dirty white cotton underwear and slip. Her dress is dirty, torn and patched, and of red brocade with gold picot trim. Puffed sleeves show cream brocade lining. Sleeve cuffs are edged with lace. She has a brown leather bag over one shoulder, from which hangs a powder horn.

Props: She holds a flintlock rifle made from wood, cardboard and Super Sculpey. Her necklaces are shell and wooden beads, and she has feathers in her hair. She stands on a "beach" of handmade wooden rocks and pieces of driftwood.

Height: 44 cm (17 1/2")

August 2004

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