The photo show some of Christel Hartz's figures from the series "The Parson's Nose". Though a somewhat irreverant term, it is akin to "the Pope's Hat" or "the part that went over the fence last" in the USA! Not meant to be derrogatory, it is a colloquial term that sparked the creative fire to inspire Crystel to create the "troup".
The figures shown are made of paper and special additives created by Crystel. They all are one-of-a-kinds. (If you are able to see java applets you may go Here for a fabulous slideshow!)
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About the figures: In the words of the Artist.