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“Sweet to Tongue, and Sound to Eye”

Some images of my latest creations which will be on exhibition and for sale at Kris Waldherr’s gallery, “Art and Words”. Created for the “Fairy Tales: From the Dark Wood to Happily Ever After” show, these guys were inspired by Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” poem. Ranging from 6″ to 11″, they were created using Puppen Fimo and Super Sculpey, fabric, faux fur,  batting, wire armature, glass eyes and acrylic paints.  Sculpting these critters was alot of fun, though I think the Snerk brothers were by far my favorite to create. I also had a blast sculpting the tiny fruits…which came as a surprise to me. Believing I would go crazy creating such tiny objects, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were a delight to sculpt and paint. If you’re in NYC, be sure to swing by and check out the show (opening night 10/23 from 7pm-10pm)…it promises to be fabulous, with breathtaking fairytale art housed in  a cozy, charming gallery.

Alphonse Snerk

Alphonse Snerk

Alphonse close-up

Alphonse close-up

Otto Snerk

Otto Snerk

The Snerk Brothers

The Snerk Brothers

Nigel

Nigel

Fingal

Fingal

Fingal close-up

Fingal close-up

Goblin Fruit!

Goblin Fruit!

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Fairy Tales Exhibition

fairytaleart

Kris Waldherr, illustrator, story-teller and gallery owner, will be once again opening her studios to another fabulous exhibition, this time focusing on fairy tales. The title of the exhibition, “Fairy Tales: From the Dark Woods to Happily Ever After” explores both the more sinister side to everyone’s favorite tales, as well as the joyous. From the press release:

“Kris Waldherr, owner and curator of the Brooklyn studio-gallery, says “This exhibit goes way beyond Disney to explore the rich complexity of fairy tales. I’m very excited to bring together such an illustrious group of artists for it.””

I, along with many other talented artists, will be showcasing my newest works inspired by the “Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti.  To read more of the press release and explore the participating artists’  bio and works, go to here.

This promises to be a fun and exciting event, so if you’re in NYC, stop by!

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And the winner is…..

A big thank-you to all who decided to participate and share a little bit about themselves for the contest. I truly enjoyed reading everyone’s stories and learning more about my readers! Before I announce the winner, it’s my turn to share.

I was a bit fickle as a child, and had numerous stuffed animals, who fell in and out of favor weekly. However, some of my fondest memories, and one of my more constant companions was a Holly Hobbie doll, clad in her tradmark patchwork dress and bonnet. She was often  my nighttime companion, and helped ward off the things that go bump in the night, along with my nightlight.

And, by random drawing, the winner is…Theresa!
I do hope you’ll share what you create. 🙂

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IAF Auction Piece “The Animometer”

Finally!
The piece has been sent off, and awaiting the Interstitial Arts Foundation auction, beginning November 1  (check back here for specifics…when I find out more, I’ll post a link with info).

The inspiration for this piece arose from a short story within “The War Between Heaven and Hell Wallpaper” (one of the many stories within “Interfictions 2”- an anthology by IAF which will benefit from the proceeds of this auction)- a woman realizes that her actions throughout the day directly influence whether the angelic or demonic army make headway in the eternal battle being played out daily on the walls of her bedroom.  The woman eventually empathizes with the forces of Hell as they are reduced to occupying a tiny space of wall, facing annihilation at the point of angels’ spears, and begins doing little things each day to help the demons gain ground.
The idea of having something portable to check, giving you up-to-the-moment info as to whose side you were currently helping appealed to me (I’m sure its only a matter of time until iTunes has an app for this…). Using a pocket watch shell seemed an appropriate fit for the piece, as it evokes the passage of time. Our thoughts, emotions and body are constantly changing, and what we idealized in our youth may be scoffed at or frowned upon with the advent of age, and vice versa.
This piece does not advocate for one side or the other, but allows the owner to reflect upon the nature of our actions, and how often our decisions may appear clear to us, but upon closer inspection actually lead to consequences that are farther away from what we intended.

Each side is magnetized, allowing the needle to hover over one side or the other. The Latin inscriptions, “Emitte Lucern et Veritatem” (heaven) and “Abyssus Abyssum Invocat” (hell) loosely translate to “Emit Truth and Light” and “Hell Calls to Hell”, respectively.

All photographs by Steve Harrison

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