Majestic? Creepy? Cuddly? It's hard to know exactly how to place Lee Cross's handmade fantasy creatures. Cross first created posable fantasy creatures as a kid growing up in Wasilla, Alaska. She begins by creating the heads out of clay, then he adds paint, beads, and a whole lot of hair (and if there is a disconcerting vibe given off by Cross's creations, it originates with the hair). To see the mixed impulses prompted by this work, consider the entrancing Fire Fox, pictured below: You want to meet his magical gaze, but you also want to run before he bites your nose off.
Moon Dust Wolf
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