Vavareh by Mary-Ellen Belleville
‘Vavareh’ meaning barbarian woman
Medium: Silicone, rubber, fabric, plastic, screws, metal scourers
Dimensions: 36 x 23 x 26cm
Many of my doll-sculptures have Armenian names – Vavareh – or ‘barbarian woman’ – conjures up the strength, elasticity, toughness of a woman who has to endure life’s curve balls in whatever realm she inhabits. Strong, flexible, kinetic – Vavareh is my idea of the strength and tenacity of womanhood.