Participant of the V international exhibition MuñecArt
россия

Ekaterina Sennikova

Project "Lizards of the Ancient Seas"

I have three ancient lizards in my Project – three plesiosaurs. Plesiosaurs lived in the seas on our planet in the Jurassic period 150 million years ago. For the first time the remains of plesiosaurs were found by the girl Mary Anning on the coast of England in 1811. And only then did the world know what they looked like. Ancient animals returned to the planet in the form of drawings, sculptures,
dolls.

I am interested in the topic of ancient animals, since I work at the Paleontological Museum in Moscow. I make animal figurines based on the latest scientific research. For example, the plesiosaurs I show in this project are often depicted with a thin tail, but in fact they had a horizontal fin at the end of the tail.
Now scientists have substantiated its presence. And all my plesiosaurs have a flat fin on their tail.

The plesiosaurs were beautiful and harmonious. They ate fish and shellfish, gave birth to young. They hunted and protected the family. We don’t know much about them yet. We do not know what color they were, but I depicted how glare, water bubbles are reflected on their wet backs,
stars that have always been.

I made sea lizards using different techniques. They are different in character and mood.

The plesiosaur Cina is a girl, she is brooding, preparing for the birth of babies, which have already ripened from the eggs in her body. Plesiosaurs could not go ashore, and the cubs were given birth right in the water.
Cina is made using primed textile technique with movable fins. Glass eyes. From below, a sea cephalopod mollusk – ammonite is suspended from it. If you pull on it, Cina will start raising and lowering the flippers as if she were floating in an ancient sea.

Plesiosaur Ela (Ela) – mother, next to her baby swims.
In the fossil remains, plesiosaurs are found along with their cubs. Ela is felted of wool. And her baby is also made of wool. They are warm and pleasant to the touch.

Plesiosaur Plez (Plez) – made of cotton wool. This is a wadded toy with a wire frame. From below suspended from the sea mollusk belemnite also made of cotton wool. If you pull on it
Plez (Plez) will start to raise and lower the flippers, like the plesiosaurs did when swimming in ancient seas. His paws are fixed on movable hinges and move easily. Plez is constantly hungry and opened his toothy mouth in search of tasty fish. Teeth and tongue are also made of cotton wool, covered with acrylic paint.
With his sharp teeth and powerful flippers, he is ready to protect his family from predators.

All these animals became extinct 65 million years ago, but with the help of scientists and artists, we can imagine how they swam in ancient seas, raised their young, surrounded by cephalopods – ammonites and belemnites here on our planet

Sea lizard Plez

Plesiosaur Plez  lived on our planet in the Jurassic period 150 million years ago. He ate fish and shellfish. For the first time, the remains of plesiosaurs were found by the girl Mary Anning on the coast of England in 1811. And only then did the world know what they looked like. Ancient animals returned to the planet in the form of drawings, sculptures, dolls.
My plesiosaur Plez is made of cotton wool. This is a wadded toy on a wire frame, painted with watercolors and acrylics. From below, a sea cephalopod mollusk is suspended from it – also from cotton wool. If you pull on it, Ples will begin to raise and lower the flippers, like the plesiosaurs did when swimming in ancient seas.
His fins are fixed on movable hinges and move easily. Pleuse is constantly hungry and opened his toothy mouth in search of delicious fish. Teeth and tongue are also made of cotton wool, covered with acrylic paint. We do not know what color these animals were, so I depicted stars and glare reflected on his wet back.
I made a horizontal fin at the end of the tail. Plesiosaurs are more often depicted with a thin tail, but in fact they had a horizontal fin at the end of the tail. Now scientists have substantiated its existence. Since I work at the Paleontological Museum in Moscow, I make animal figurines based on the latest scientific research.
Plesiosaurs and belemnites became extinct 65 million years ago, but with the help of scientists and artists, we can imagine how these beautiful and harmonious animals swam in the ancient seas on our planet millions of years ago.

Sea Lizard Plez
Price: 235 €

Plez –cotton wool, cotton papier-mache, wire.

Length 36 cm

Sea lizard Cina

The plesiosaur Cina lived on our planet in the Jurassic period 150 million years ago. She ate fish and shellfish. For the first time the remains of plesiosaurs were found by the girl Mary Anning on the coast of England in 1811. And only then did the world know what they looked like. Ancient animals returned to the planet in the form of drawings, sculptures, dolls.
My plesiosaur Cina is an expectant mother, she is brooding, preparing for the birth of babies that have already ripened from the eggs in her body. Plesiosaurs could not go ashore, and the cubs were given birth right in the water. Cina is made using primed textile technique with movable fins. Glass eyes.
From below, a sea cephalopod mollusk – ammonite is suspended from it. If you pull on it, the Cina will begin to raise and lower the flippers, as the plesiosaurs did when swimming in ancient seas. We do not know what color these animals were. Glare and water bubbles are reflected on her wet back. I made a horizontal fin at the end of the tail.
Plesiosaurs are more often depicted with a thin tail, but in fact they had a horizontal fin at the end of the tail. Now scientists have substantiated its presence. Since I work at the Paleontological Museum in Moscow, I make animal figurines based on the latest scientific research.

Plesiosaurs and ammonites became extinct 65 million years ago,
but with the help of scientists and artists, we can imagine how these beautiful and harmonious animals lived in the ancient seas on our planet millions of years ago.

Sea Lizard Cina
Price: 170 € + shipping

Cina– primed textiles, wire.

Length 40 cm

Sea lizard Ela

The plesiosaur Ela lived on our planet in the Jurassic period 150 million years ago. She ate fish and shellfish. For the first time, the remains of a plesiosaur were found by the girl Mary Anning on the coast of England in 1811. And only then did the world know what they looked like. Ancient animals returned to the planet in the form of drawings, sculptures, dolls.
My plesiosaur Ela is my mother, next to her is her cub, a small plesiosaur that was recently born from her tummy. Plesiosaurs could not go ashore to lay their eggs. The eggs matured in the body of the animal, and they gave birth to the young right in the water. Ela is made of wool using felting technique. The eyes are beads. We do not know,
what color were these animals. Glare and water curls from the wire are reflected on her wet back. I made a horizontal fin at the end of the tail. Plesiosaurs are more often depicted with a thin tail, but in fact they had a horizontal fin at the end of the tail. Now scientists have substantiated its presence.
Since I work at the Paleontological Museum in Moscow, I make animal figurines based on the latest scientific research.

Plesiosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, and plesiosaur babies are found on fossils inside the body and next to their mother. And now,
with the help of scientists and artists, we can imagine how these beautiful and harmonious animals lived on our planet millions of years ago.

Ela Sea Lizard
Price: 325 € + shipping

Ela –felting from wool, wire.

Length 29 cm, width 25 cm, thickness 4 cm

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I have been doing needlework since childhood. Since 2014 I have been creating dolls in various techniques: plastic, textiles, felting. Since 2018 I have been creating toys from cotton wool. She took part in various competitions. The last one is “Christmas” – Vata Boutique in January 2020.

I work at the Paleontological Museum, so I make ancient animals.
This time I have a theme of sea lizards of the ancient seas. They are made in various techniques: primed textiles, felting and cotton papier-mâché. Paleontologists are constantly studying ancient lizards, and in my works I showed the results of the latest scientific research on these animals. And I want to show the beauty of these ancient animals,
which we did not get to see live.

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