This is no ordinary hippo-she is far too cute and colorful to be anything short of extraordinary! Made by artist Layl McDill using the fanciful millefiore technique in polymer clay, the result is an intricately patterned surface that is sure to fascinate and puzzle. Add her to your favorite nook to add a touch of whimsy. Approximately 3.5"x2.5"x2"
For me making my art helps me keep this magical doorway to wonderment open. I am drawn to imagery that sparks that feeling of unknown and mystery like cupboards, drawers or placing everyday objects in an incongruent setting. I leave you thinking they are but you get to come up with your own reasons why. My technique and materials are also very mysterious. I use primarily polymer clay with the ancient technique of millefiore. Tiny images that cover every surface of my sculptures inevitably make the viewer wonder “How did she do that?” And even though I have been doing it for twenty years it still seems amazing that I can create a tiny picture can be inside a chunk of clay.