In the fragile moonlight she leaped out of the pool, took a breath and began her transformation.
This little character has been lying in a nutshell box all on her own for a while…when I looked at her today I thought she should have some companions so I have removed her to a bigger nutshell where she will find company at last. She started life as part of the puppet challenge on Clive Hicks-Jenkins’ Artlog. I’ll update here when she has found her new life….
Something in this image comes from tales of strange gifts being offered to babies….with unforeseen results.
This new piece was titled Bonny white mare but as I put it together it reminded me of that Stubbs painting ‘horse frightened by lightening’. I was horse mad and fascinated by Stubbs as a child – by all those gleaming coats and wild eyes.
Shellie Byatt and Adrienne Craddock have been creating small scale artworks since becoming involved in making bronze medal sculptures for an exhibition at the Sladmore Gallery, London in November 2013.
These new works have developed from a shared interest in medieval wall reliefs, stone carvings and misericords as well as international folk art, puppets and South American retablos.
Our lives are so busy, the world is becoming a more crowded place to live in, but even in the smallest of homes and the tiniest of spaces…….
everyone has room for some ‘art in a nutshell’.