Sunday, March 21, 2010
Breavement a town with a mourning twist by MIss Oblivious (copyright)
Bereavement Socialite Collection
This collection was inspired by the people of Bereavement, Louisiana.
It is a town were the passing of a loved one is counted as a status quo in society. They thrive on mourning and drink a bit to much champagne. Bereavement can’t be found on any map, it can only be discovered when not looking, to stumble upon its streets is an honor. The citizens are down right brutal, but not in a jack the ripper sense. More of an undertow! So watch out for that lovely lady at the tea gathering. She will most likely be the one to put the knife in your back, twist it a bit and glow with satisfaction when you have fallen to your knees. To become an official member of their society you must acquire a key from an original founder of the city, after you have received a rusted ol’ skeleton key and find which door it opens. Only then will you be accepted in to this town built by secret societies, deceit, wealth and Victorian traditions.
She is the wealthiest woman in Bereavement.
Birdie has lost 4 husbands in the last seven years.
They are taken by sudden illness; well one had a fatal
accident in the middle of the night.
Birdie likes to hold all night gatherings and
is president of the knitting club.
She is probably the sweetest gal in town.
She has never married and is nearing her thirties.
Yet every man that has courted Miss Susannah
has been struck by lightning, or left town on a whim.
She lives with her lifelong gal pal Lily.
In a decrepit basement below Birdie
Her story is quite the tragic. At least it is what folklore is made of.
Daisy was married to her childhood sweetheart Nathaniel.
His family founded Bereavement.
He carried the most power and honor. Nathaniel decided to
take on a lover.
His lover fell madly in love with him, and decided on the next
full moon she was going to make a magical soap for Daisy. Little
did Daisy know that this soap would transform her arms and legs
into tentacles? After this tragic occurrence Nathaniel left her and
she roams the port and is a bitter, drunken mess. All she is left with
is her grandmother’s umbrella and her fathers bad habits!
Miss Oblivious is a Seattle-based doll maker that claims a partial residency in New Orleans.
All of her dolls have a eucalyptus nut residing inside of them. Mary Ellen Pleasant planted them in San Francisco in the 1860’s. Mary Ellen is known as the mother of civil rights and also stems from generations of voodoo queens. She was living in New Orleans and consulted with Marie Laveau before moving to San Francisco.
Miss Oblivious specialty is portrait dolls. Which means you can give her a picture of anyone and she will hand-stitch a one-of-a-kind doll in his or her likeness. Currently along with this new collection created and carried exclusively at Gargoyles Statuary you can commission her to make a doll or doll w/curio box of a loved one passed. She is asking for these special dolls an article of clothing and any personal belongings of the person passed to include. So if your grandma has passed or a lover she can re create them for you.
Miss Oblivious is also a photographer that likes to capture beautiful people in a haunting nature. She has been published as far as Japan, titled by the Seattle times as “Seattle’s official documentarian of local Cabaret”, recent featured artist in Seattle Sinners January 2010 issue, she also made merchandise and dolls of locals Circus Contraption.