Garbo of The Skies by Tanya Marriott
Gryphon - 3D printed resin, spring and wire joints. Costume made from silk, velvet and leather. Painted with Acrylic paints.
Jean Batten is a Kiwi aviatrix famous for making the first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand in 1936. She is also well-known for the string of broken-hearted suitors who always came second to her love of flying and the thrill of the skies. Gryphons symbolise courage and boldness which I feel represents the character of Jean Batten well as a woman ahead of her time.
Roughly 6" tall
Tanya Marriott Bio
Tanya Marriott is a multidisciplinary designer who works in a variety of media including interactive design and play, character and toy design, film and animation. Her work seeks to build meaningful experiences and storytelling opportunities between digital and tangible activities. She is an internationally recognised figurative sculptor in the area of doll and toy design and is the President Emeritus of the National Institute of American Doll Artists and an alumna of the Pictoplasma academy. A Senior Lecturer at Massey University, College of Creative Arts in New Zealand, Tanya teaches animation, play and illustration, and is program coordinator for the Weta Workshop School at Massey University. Tanya has just started her PhD which will explore how to design eco-fiction toys that engage children in outdoor imaginative play.