XLIX - all female art collaboration
The XLIX art project is a collaboration of over 30 female artists. Griet Van den Auwelant designed one original clay doll, a mold was cast and 49 identical concrete dolls were created, each doll is decorated and finalized by one of the artists according to her art specialty.
Griet tells stories using unique ceramic art pieces. Often they are dolls and characters she dreams up. In that creation process she creates small heads that might or might not get to play a part in the next story. These "hedz" have their own character, power and virtue. Below is the growing list of hedz.
A mix of animal trophies, imaginary creatures and giant bugs. In Griet's magical stories ceramic art dolls play the main charachters, often they encounter other creatures that represent toys, are new species or out of proportion to the real world. Below is the growing list of Taxidermix.