This is an original art doll and shadowbox collage by me.
The bat man came to me after a nightmare. I woke up in a terror, and I had been working on this art doll's face. I had the idea to make him into a batman because bats are so sweet and innocent, yet so misunderstood by humanity.
How I made the art doll:
I sculpted the face and torso first with polymer clay, using glass eyes. I thought for days about what to make him into. His face has a sweetness and an innocent look. I considered a monk, I settled on a bat.I first researched the body structure of a bat. I sculpted the bone structure of the wings and added them to his torso. I decided to use liquid sculpey for the wings. They were a challenge and I baked them no less than a dozen times to get them the consistency I desired. Now they are elastic and membrane-like, very cool. I sculpted each tiny claw and got a wonderful bat claw effect. I collaged in pieces from my 1914 prayer book after digitally creating a spiral effect. I chose the title because that is the quote under the bat's left wing.
The shadowbox is 9"x11" The bat art doll has a 7" wingspan. See more pics on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiritmama/