My name is Leandra. I’m an Argentinean born artist, based in Barcelona, Spain.
When I was 12 years old I saw two movies that changed my life: Neverending Story and The Dark Crystal. Since then, I have been focused on Art and the possibiliies of creating Fantasy worlds.
I studied Graphic Arts degree, at Escola Joso in Barcelona. I learned at several jewelry workshops how to sculp with wax, and last year I studied Figurative sculpting at Manuela Rivero's School. I'm always looking to continue studying everything that helps me improve artistically.
But what makes me really happy is sculpting figures, and OOAK Art Dolls, combining all the different disciplines learned, to become a self-taught sculptress. OOAK Art Dolls are one-of-a-kind figures, it means that they have been totally created and sculpted by hand and there is no other like it in the world.
The name of Vasilisa’s Dolls comes from "Vasilisa the Beautiful", which is an old fairy tale that inspired me to name my creations. In that tale, Vasilisa is a girl looking for Light, who ends up trapped by the witch Baba Yaga. And whenever she wants to harm her, challenging her to do impossible trials to overcome, Vasilisa is always helped and saved by her magic Doll.
If you’d like to read the full Vasilisa’s fairy tale, click here.
The world of Art dolls came into my life in a moment I felt lost, looking for some “light” too, and then, back in 2011, I started to sculpt, and I finally felt I found what I was looking for.
The Art dolls, Fantasy Figures and Ball jointed dolls saved me with their beauty, with their infinite possibilities and helped me to overcome the difficulties of life.
That's why I invite you to feel this magic and to bring it home, and maybe, like as for Vasilisa and me, they can make your life a little easier and beautiful...
For a Neverending Fantasy!