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Life Cycle of the Mandrake

by Carisa Swenson

Said to spring from the ground below that of a hanged man, the Mandrake root is known for its distinctive human-like shape and ear-piercing scream when pulled from the ground (which is capable of killing the unfortunate soul gathering it). While folklore states a Mandrake should be bathed in milk or wine and wrapped in silk to keep it satisfied, ours are a bit more low-maintenance and just appreciate some stimulating conversation and cake every now and then. This trio demonstrates the life cycle of the Mandrake, from cotyledon, to seedling, to adult plant.

Medium: Epoxy clay, paper, Spanish moss, wire, acrylic paint, terracotta pot, sand


Cotyledon (baby in pot) 1/4″ high x 1/2″ wide

Seedling: 2 3/4″ high x 3/4″ wide

Adult: 3 3/4″ high (from foot to tip of leaf) x 2″ wide



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Carisa is a sculptor and textile artist specializing in art dolls. With a background in illustration and a passion for mythology and folklore, she melds these interests together by spending her evenings sculpting and stitching life into various mythical creatures and beasts.

Carisa’s work has been shown in numerous galleries across the United States such as Modern Eden and Gallery 1988, as well as international galleries.

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