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Hand-dyed grizzly and pheasant feather headpiece by Genevieve-Amelia
Hand-dyed grizzly and pheasant feather headpiece
Just realized I hadn't put this photo in my gallery so thought I'd add it. An old piece. 
Hand-dyed grizzly feathers, hand-dyed hen pheasant feathers, pheasant feathers, Bordeaux Swarovski pearls, mink bones, rudraksha seeds. 
Photographer: Vlad Savin
Model: Elena K
Headpiece and styling: myself
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I'm really touched by all your comments, support and encouragement on here and just want to say a huge THANK YOU!!! to all of you who've shown an interest :)
I've been working on the Tribal Portrait series collaboration with Alf Caruana and Jacqueline Kalab MUA recently and we intend to keep shooting it as I finish more pieces of work. I have to say, I absolutely LOVE collaborating with like-minded people - the energy and rolling ideas and concepts off each other is something I live for! It's my drug! It's wonderful to be able to create something with fellow artists whose work I admire for other people to enjoy and appreciate for a change, rather than creating work all on my own.

I haven't put up the high resolution shots in my folio on here but they have been published on fashionising.com, so if you want to have a look at them - this is the link to the first lot of shots:
www.fashionising.com/pictures/…

I will keep you updated as more are published and put the link up here. So if you want to see high res shots that I haven't featured on here - that's the place to see them :)

Thanks everyone,
Love & light,

Genevieve XX

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Genevieve-Amelia
Shunyata - Wearable Art
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
Bhutan
Shunyata is a one-woman project with all pieces being original and one-of-a-kind, designed and hand crafted by myself, Genevieve Amelia.

In 2006, my background in costume design, fine art, and textiles as well as my interest in tribal cultures and my life-long fascination with natural history, led me to start creating wearable pieces of art, mostly comprising of whatever I could find that nature didn't have any use for anymore.

I've always been intrigued by vastly different cultures to my own, in particular primitive tribal cultures and their expression through adornment and how their spirituality, symbolism of their beliefs and their relationship with nature was reflected in their dress - using the only materials available to them; what nature had provided.

My work is the culmination of a range of professional skills and techniques I've learnt over the years and a personal exploration of my own spirituality. I study dharma and whenever possible try to integrate this within my artwork. I use animal remnants in my work as a reminder of the impermanence of everything in the material world.

Modern western culture seems to view the natural decay of living things with disgust or aversion, death still being a taboo subject. Yet decay is an inevitable and natural part of life and the imperfections of nature are what make it so incredible to me. I like to think that through my work I can challenge others to think about their perception of the world and reality, to see clearly the transient nature of everything, to love, but not grasp at or become attached to it....................

I don't have a team working for me - I do everything myself, from sculpting and hand dyeing the feathers and fabrics I use, to beading, jewellery making, hand sewing, wire-work, hand painting / inking skulls, various taxidermy processes, and of course sourcing materials for my work. Please bear this in mind when purchasing my work. I don't use cheap quality materials and I use proper construction techniques. I spend a lot of time making the finer details of each piece and this is reflected in my prices.

** Please note - No animals were killed or are killed for the purpose of creating my pieces. I only use animal materials that would otherwise be thrown away (by-products) and go to waste, or remnants I find in nature and preserve myself. I believe in recycling materials and not letting anything go to waste - this includes using organic, natural products that serve no use for the animal anymore such as shed antlers or moulted feathers.
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The world is full of resonances. It constitutes a cosmos of things exerting a spiritual action. The dead matter is a living spirit. (Wassily Kandinsky)
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*Add me on Facebook for more work and updates: www.facebook.com/pages/Shunyat…
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GothGirl28 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Hi, not sure if you got my note that I sent through but I was curious to ask you a question. 

As a writer, I tend to look for images to help me create my work. I was wondering if I have permission to use some of your art work as book covers. I will give you full copy rights and everything that goes with it. I just want to ask if it's okay.
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innerpartylove Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hello:) I'm unsure whether you received my note, but what I want you to know is that i have a huge amount of respect for you, your ethics, and talent. And also that your Etsy currently has nothing posted:( I wanted to perhaps purchase something from you but...how?
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gryphons-aerie Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
absolutely beautiful work! I would love to be allowed to sketch some of your models. So wonderfully wicked
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ShadowDreamers Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
What a stunningly beautiful body of work!
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Mrs-SaxoBeat Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday hon :) :cake:
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mikaelahjade Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Photographer
Happy Birthday!
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LORETANA Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: I wish you only the positive impressions of this year!
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ArthurMavros Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Happy Birthday!!!

Art :)
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
:iconfemaleexcellence: Join us ! :D .... monthly art promotion awaits those with great art ! :#1:
If you do so, please submit to the correct category and do not forget about the rules. :aww:
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Soldner316 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I absolutely love your tribal photos!! I have been wondering if such a thing even existed. At last, I have found someone who does such a thing and does it well. Beautiful photos!!
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