alexiscolbert

**When Bunnies Fly** by Alexis Colbert

Franklin, Tennessee · 39 Sales

alexiscolbert

**When Bunnies Fly** by Alexis Colbert

Franklin, Tennessee 39 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(21)

Announcement   Each piece is hand sculpted, painted, sewn, or drawn.

"Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time."
- C. S. Lewis

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Last updated on Dec 9, 2016

Each piece is hand sculpted, painted, sewn, or drawn.

"Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time."
- C. S. Lewis

Alexis Colbert

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Alexis Colbert

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5 out of 5 stars
(21)
Amy Mayfield

Amy Mayfield on Mar 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this raven. It arrived so fast and in perfect condition.

Elvie Ebert

Elvie Ebert on Jan 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely magical! Another delightful creation from the equally delightful Alexis! Thank you so much!!!! xoxoxo

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NEW LISTING! Large mounted Rabbit head.

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About

Everything Talks to Me

In the early history of Jewish art, the commandment concerning not making an image to worship was interpreted to mean that one should not make illustrations depicting God or even people. To get around this and still use art in our community, Jews created illustrated texts that put animal heads on human bodies. This created some pretty strange images of a bird headed Abraham and a lion headed Adam (see The Bird Haggadah). Inspired by these bizarre images shaped by theology, my culture and the stories of the Bible (among other things) my shadow boxes were born. I also love Mexican Folk art, the art of Tim Burton, Frida Khalo, Edward Gorey, traditional tattoo images, robots, animals - and they all wind up in the mix somehow.

Most of my shadowboxes are a combination of found and handmade. I find discarded dresser drawers, I sculpt the figures from polymer clay and then sew their little outfits (mostly from vintage fabric scraps). I usually have a theme or character in mind before I begin but I don't plan things out too carefully. I like to let it happen.

My illustrations are inspired by the drawings found in Victorian naturalist books. I draw on wood or paper with pen and ink and then use watercolor.

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  • Alexis Colbert

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    To me, everything has a personality - even the toaster wears an outfit in my mind. That is why I draw and sculpt little animals in extravagant dress on vaudevillian stages playing out some little vignette. Everything is totally handmade.

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Last updated on December 9, 2016
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Payment
PayPal is the only payment method I can accept at the moment. Once I receive confirmation of your payment I will ship within 1-5 business days unless it is a custom order. For custom orders I will contact you regarding ETA.
Shipping
I ship First Class and shipping/handling costs vary with each item. Check the prices for each individual piece. If you need an upgrade on shipping please contact me and I will be happy to accommodate you.

If you are returning a peice to me, it is the customer's responsibility to make sure the item is intact and to insure the package with your shipping agency/company/service. I insure each package before sending it off to you at my expense ( you are not charged extra for shipping). That way if it reaches you broken I can refund you.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will refund and/or exchange any item of same or lessor value for any reason within 30 days of purchase. However, all my pieces are delicate. If an item is broken during the shipping process when it is returned to me, I will not refund/exchange.

If you are returning a peice to me, it is the customer's responsibility to make sure the item is intact and to insure the package with your shipping agency/company/service. I insure each package before sending it off to you at my expense ( you are not charged extra for shipping). That way if it reaches you broken I can refund you.