Mournful Clara is a little, lumina pumpkin-headed
gal who was inspired by an un-published novel I have written.
In the story, Miss Clara, a young lady of 1880s Philadelphia,
loses her suitor in a tragic drowning upon the Schuylkill River.
Now, Clara mourns his loss at Laurel Hill Cemetery, which over-looks the scene of Mr. March's untimely death.
Clara has developed over the past year to become
quite the muse for my work and I have painted her
as a cartoonish Halloween character, as well as stitched her
up to be a Victorian-style doll.