Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Beautiful and Strange

There is something inherently beautiful in the strange, something magical about the ancient.The world of the fairy represents both these things. On the one hand fairies represent dreams, they are hopes and song and art. On the other hand fairies are our fears, they are forces of nature, illness. 

One of the biggest inspirations for me with regards to fairies has been growing up in a Yupik village where people still believed in fairy like creatures. This is the reason you see art similar to Yupik masks in my work.


Christie said...

I agree. We miss a sense of other-worldliness in our society which fairy tales supply. Things which would have been more abundant in pre-industrailzed society but which faded with our disbelief in fairies.