My hummingbird sculptures are small in size, but BIG in personality. This guy is a perfect example with his shrewd and amused expression and elegant clothes. Lucifers belong to a group of hummingbird species called “sheartails,” named for their deeply forked, narrow tail. This artdoll replicates this detail by wearing a sleeveless, tuxedo-style jacket. Adult males have a green back with a purple gorget that looks dark when it’s not catching the light. Lucifer Hummingbirds feed on the nectar of flowering desert plants and catch small insects in the air. Unlike other hummingbirds, which perform courtship displays near feeding areas or perches, the male performs at the nest of a female. In the U.S., birds are seen from March to September, mostly in AZ/NM Chihuahuan desert foothills and canyons. In winter these birds migrate to central Mexico, where they live in similar scrubby habitats.

Lucifer's Hummingbird Art Doll

Calothorax lucifer

Body and clothes made of wool, silk & cotton fabrics. Polymer clay beak. Button-jointed arms, legs & head. Mitten hands. 2018

14x7x6 inches


Carmen Alana Tibbets' Agosia Arts //Autumn 2019