Hailing from Southern Louisiana, Ugly Shyla is a surrealist fine art doll maker, whose beautifully dark creations have built up quite a fanbase during her career. Her work has been featured in publications such as Bizarre and SPIN and also used as props in the book 'Dream' by photographer John Santerineross.
|Photo by Alas Vera|
Each doll is hand-crafted, meaning that they are all one-of-a-kind and the quality is of a high standard. However, whilst they are dolls, due to the macabre themes and delicateness of each piece, they are not toys nor are they suitable for children, but are ideal for doll collectors and art lovers alike.
In addition to creative and unusual dolls, Ugly Shyla also makes unique jewelry, clothing and art, which are equally as intricate and interesting.
As if all that wasn't more than enough to keep her occupied, she is also an alternative model, and has done shoots with photographers such as Steve Diet Goedde, John Santerineross and Lithium Picnic.
To find out more about Ugly Shyla, keep up to date with her activities or to purchase her work, you can visit the following websites:
Ugly Art Dolls: http://www.uglyart.net/
Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/uglyartdotnet
Ugly Shyla's Blog: http://uglyartdolls.wordpress.com/
Thank you to Ugly Shyla for permission to use the images.
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