Little Apple Fans Peer Through the Doorway of Ianua
Little Apple Dolls are a unique visual combination of fetus, toddler, and skeleton
with faces that are not fully formed. Unsettling yet beautiful, these distinctive
characters inhabit the Inbetween Place, representing the border between life
and death. Ianua's name is pronounced "Jan-nu-wa," meaning "door/doorway," and
echoes the month of January through the Roman god of doorways/beginnings, Janus.
The Little Apple Dolls first came to life in the photographic works of artist Ufuoma Urie, exploring myths regarding creation and destruction. Symbolically, the apple has represented temptation as an alluring yet tainted object not appearing as it seems. The apple is desired but ultimately unsettles those who come into contact with it.
Sporting an articulated body and a high-quality outfit inspired by Gothic Lolita fashion, the Little Apple Doll: Ianua Figure stands 14.5"Â tall. Imported from England and scheduled to ship in October 2005, Ianua is packed with her own "Little Apple" and another secret accessory to add intrigue to the series mythology.
Fans can find this and other great products at their local comics shop, or by contacting the Comic Shop Locator Service toll free at 1-888-COMICBOOK (1-888-266- 4226) or online at http://www.comicshoplocator.com.
|Posted 27 April, 2005 - 21:09 by JoshB|