Thursday, November 28, 2013

Herr Drosselmeyer's Doll

Herr Drosselmeyer's doll
There she is on the stage
Spinning as she sprawls
Thank God the curtains fall
Her spring is sprung
And dance is done
Spinning as she sprawls
Thank God the curtains fall

Innards Twang as They Uncoil

In the morning, he twists the key quite hard
And ticking, she's brought to a boil
"Relevée, my sweet, en pointe, en garde!"
Her innards twang as they uncoil

Herr Doktor's fingertips trace by
On craquelature from every fall
The daylight made to race quite by
With paint and paste and stitch and awl

"Patience, patient bumblebee,
Soon your audience will admire
A shapely arabesque or three
I'll wind you up, you'll never tire."

Herr Drosselmeyer's Doll

Starry tutu, sullen moue
A frozen carmine mouth
Twinkles as she jerks and swoons
The lady's ushered out

Gentlemen, this fallen angel is the illegitimate daughter of art and science. A modern marvel of engineering, clockworks elevated to the very natural process which even now sets your blood racing and your eyes flashing at such irreproachable beauty. Here is Gaia, here is Eve, here is Lilith, and I stand before you as her father. Sprung fully-formed from my brow, dewy and sweet; she can be yours and yours again, for her flesh is the incorruptible pale--the excuse from the wages of sin!

A Frozen Carmine Mouth

And as the sackcloth, sodden, slumps
Beneath these chipped and china limbs
The sour flesh pines, grunts, and thumps
"Step right up, boys, tuppence for a spin!"
by Abney Park

( More pictures here. )


Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Cracks: Souzou Eien, Broken China Doll
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Gloria
Crown & Rings: Paper Moon, Electric Liberity
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Earrings: Eclectica, Manhattan
Right Eye: De La Soul, Rainbow
Left Eye: Rue, Elemental Snow
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Lipstick: Heartsick, Crimson Lips
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Key: Eclectic Randomness, Bronze Key
Necklace: G Field, Key Necklace
Hands and Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands and Feet
Finger Nails: A:S:S, Luster
Dress: katat0nik, Metal Corset Dress
Shoes: SLink, Hera Wrap Heel

Pose: Glitterati

Location: Mythopoeia
Light Settings: Phototools, Epi Vintage Light
Water Settings: Glassy

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only


  1. I'm going to have a quite sqee in the corner that you know of Abney Park.