My name is
Rosa. I'm a 33 years old self-taught artist living in Barcelona (Spain) and
I create One-of-a-kind faerie sculptures under the name of Nenúfar Blanco.
meaning of Nenúfar Blanco in english is White Water Lily.
lilies has always been one of my favorite flowers, which I have always
related to nymphs, fairies and other nature spirits.
I love water lilies because they are eerie
plants that are deeply rooted in cold and stagnant waters, growing in shady
locations with adverse living conditions but even so, its flowers are
beautiful, bright and they convey serenity and pureness... just as my
sculptures, they all are delicate and melancholic creatures with strong
hidden passions beneath the apparent calm.
Since I can remember I have always been very creative, as a
child I loved to create illustrated diaries, write short poems, make paper
dolls, etc... Handling and playing with modelling clay always brought me a
feeling of calm and inner satisfaction, it was like meditating at a very
I started making one-of-a-kind polymer clay
dolls in 2005, when I discovered, while surfing the Internet, a sculpture
called Frog Kisses by the artist Tanya Marriott, when seeing it I
felt a great emotion that carried me to the world I had imagined since
child. At that moment I knew that I had to pursue a life in art,
specifically in doll art.
My work is mainly inspired by Faerie Realm and Nature for which I feel a
beautiful attraction, but other of my influences is the aesthetics of the
Pre-Raphaelite painters. I'm fascinated by the dresses of their works and
especially by its long red-haired languid muses.
When I was very young, a book came to my hands: The Book of Nymphs,
Sylphs, Pygmies, and Salamanders of Paracelsus. Since then it became my
Movies, literature, music,
walking through the woods and
daydreaming too much is also a big source of
sculptures are in private collections around the world and one of them can
be seen in the Orkney Faerie Museum of Scotland.
Some of my creations appeared in a shortfilm where I’ve collaborated, called
“El Alquimista” by The Green Catcher Project.
published two Ebooks on how to make these sculptures named "Learn
to make polymer clay fairies with Nenúfar Blanco" and "Making
fairy wings with Nenúfar Blanco".
I hope to
continue improving in my sculpting and encourage others to try it, because
doll-making is my passion, this art form offers me endless creativity and I
am very happy about it.
I’m truly blessed!