Fairytales

Robber bridegroom, Rabbit bride, and the welsh tale of blodeuedd

Robber bridegroom, Rabbit bride, and the welsh tale of blodeuedd


The rabbits bride, and the rose from   The snow queen

The rabbits bride, and the rose from The snow queen

For some time now I have been making small works based on fairytales . I usually make these works in the winter when the days are short, the light is bad and it gets cold in my studio. This year it has been puppets that have taken over, although fairytales and folklore have remained a constant 🙂

3 responses to “Fairytales

    • PS… Love the Blodeuwedd owl made from flowers. These constructs look like the white porcelain flowers you get under Victorian graveyard glass-domes, almost with the sheen of sugar-icing. What are you working in?

      • Clive, I am so sorry….I hadn’t been getting notification emails that you had left a comment ( or several as it turns out )
        I have been collecting small ornaments from car boot sales and painting them white. It surprised me just how many objects seem to be based on the romantic, the sentimental, and an amazing amount of fairytale characters.
        When I talk to the stall holders they always seem to be selling off mums old stuff because she has died or gone into a home. Painting them white and putting them under glass is indeed like Victorian graveyard domes. White because it made them more ghostly, like the memory of the affection these old ladies had for them….. And my studio looks like a Pere-Lachaise of ‘mums stuff’ .

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