black and white of Calyn smiling with a tree in the background

About the Artist

Greetings! I’m Calyn McLeod, the artist behind Fruit-Bat-Phoenix.

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and while my heart and soul still largely reside there, my body is currently living in Southern Maryland.

I’ve spent a lot of years obsessed with making poseable art dolls - fantastical creatures with sculpted, polymer clay or resin faces and feet, and poseable bodies covered in faux fur. More recently, though, I’ve been feeling that passion wane, and in its place has grown an excitement about fiber art - quilting, fabric sculpture/cloth dolls, fabric dyeing, sewing, that sort of thing.