Another Peek

8 years, 10 months ago 24


This is a sketch I recently made for a doll-related project. I can’t say which project or how it’s relevant exactly, yet, but I’m very excited about it. This project has been confounding me for a couple of years, and I think I’m finally going to be able to pull it off.

It’s heavily inspired by my favorite Sulamith Wulfing drawing, but I still had a very hard time with it, as symmetry and geometry are not my strengths. I love Gothic architecture though. My passion for it was sparked in a grade six history class, when we were first introduced to different styles of architecture. Like yesterday, I remember turning the page of my textbook, and glimpsing a picture of the magnificent Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral). It took my breath away. It seemed so light and ethereal, stretching, seeking to be closer to infinity with its pointy spires…as if it could just lift off and float away.

I loved Gothic architecture since then, but having seen Duomo di Milano with my own eyes and having climbed up to the roof and walked amongst those painfully intricate arches and spires, I love it even more.

This is another project for 2012.

24 Responses

  1. Annina says:

    this looks so beautiful, i’m excited that it is of a project happening this year!
    is it for the gothic coffin for Snow White / Necrophilia? hmm but it looks/feels like something different… i’m not sure

    you say geometry and symmetry are not your strengths, but i have to say, i like your approach to your structural metal accessories for example, that you are letting it be organic. i find it much more interesting.
    i think you can find a balance and make it work (of course you can ;)

    well, looking forward to see more of this!

  2. Amy says:

    Gorgeous. I could see Beauty in this one! =]

  3. I hope one day you are going to live in a gothic home. We are building a replica of a 1864 gothic revival. So I am sure Im going to love every inch of your project

  4. sailor_orbit says:

    wow so lucky to see it in person!

  5. Merri says:

    Of course you would love gothic architecture. It’s so intricately detailed and we all know how much you love detail! This is going to be GOOD !!

  6. Amoreen says:

    Hmmm, that peek changes a lot! I am very confused now… :-D

  7. Glynis says:

    Ooh gorgeous but even more puzzling/teasing! Still haven’t a clue so I’m just going to have to wait. Sigh

  8. J Chew says:

    If you can use 3D software, the free Google Sketchup 3D modelling app and 3Dwarehouse has loads of content of just this nature. Simple to render out as a printout.

  9. Kamila says:

    Looking forward to this one, gothic art (not just architecture) is amongst my favourites, too! I am really curious to see what you’re goint to do with it.

  10. Crystal says:

    I do remember those lovely Gothic pillars you made in wax. I wondered what happened to them but I then thought well maybe that’s what you made cathedral’s headpiece with.

    I was wondering, are there any original Wulfing paintings and drawings in museums? I was looking for information on the internet but found nothing.

  11. Diana says:

    I love Sulamith Wülfing too and she was born in the town I live in (Wuppertal!!!!) :-))))) I love the drawing “Immortal Soul” which shows “her” little Mermaid. Are you going to make her???? If yes I will be just THRILLED!!!
    The Gothic Structure is GORGEOUS and I like Gothic Architec too :-) I am lucky to live near Köln and the Kölner Dom which is just overwhelming to see it personally…

  12. Jia Liu says:

    Is it for the sleeping beauty?

  13. Isabel Pacheco says:

    This is a nice surprise genial,I want to know more, I understand that she loves the art of Sulamith Wülfing, but I love your creations Marina. Best of luck in your next project.

  14. Maria says:

    Precioso, parece que te hayas inspirado en el hospital de sant Pablo, yo estudio en su universidad y le da un aire. Gracias

  15. Ruth says:

    aahh, can’t wait to see it completed!!!! I loooove gothic architecture and intricacy !! bring it on! :-) very jealous of those who have seen them in real life…

  16. Orangey says:

    Oh, what is in your head, I wonder? I can’t wait to see where you go with this!


  17. Makes me think of your beautiful doll “Cathedral”, as she was said to be part of a series, and she was used recently in the “buried doll” project too, which was also a hint at a secret project we were not fully privy to yet.

  18. Lean says:

    I love this architecture too! can wait to see your new work!

  19. Lean says:

    I meant can’t, can’t wait to see your new work! :P

  20. Ceejay says:

    I have found a Sulamith Wulfing picture “the Moon” which shows a figure behind this architecture pattern.
    Whatever, I am sure it will be beautiful

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