September 2nd, 2012
Woods. (part of the collection) available here. wood spirits and magic.. strange creatures and wild forces… gods of nature. Pop surreal fantasy. Original paintings on wood. Enjoy!
…. you’ve heard about her….. she’s often seen in fairytales…. in “Sleeping Beauty” she helped to create a magical forest of thorns around the castle..to protect it until the right time comes…. in “Rapunzel” thorns surrounded the tower, and Prince fell on them, becoming blind… Thicket is neither bed nor good. She just is. She’s one of the daughters of Woods, one of the spirits. In the forest, she can show you the path or turn you from it. Wherever she walks thorn thicket grows… If you ever see a dangerously beautiful girl with ginger hair with thorns in them…. a girl with green glow to her eyes… you will know you’ve met Thicket.
When a piece of wood wants to become a Pinocchio…. It was there inside the wood…. the shadow… that eye…longer nose…. the line of his cheek….that curious hat made of wood with a twig on the top. He was there all the time… I just released him. Pinocchio… born from wood & paint….. Together with the Talking Cricket…. his repressed conscience.
….. the spirit of mushrooms…. …..where she walks, mushrooms spring out from the ground… Amanita is pale, with some reddish freckles.. Her hair are a green, soft grass and mushrooms grow in them…. currently she “wears” Toadstools…. She sleeps in the roots of large trees, and when she wakes up, plate is waiting for her….. a large leaf filled with all kind of fungi shimmering with a morning due …. some would be very poisonous for a human…. those give her red eyes and make her see things…. things from the darkest heart of the forest.
Sprout is a spirit of life of the Woods…. she’s so very important… also…. she’s so tiny! Veiled by a green mist that reminds me of a seed. Sleeping though the whole winter, and when time comes she wakes up and a sprout appears on her head. Then she knows it’s time to turn into a green mist and wake up all the sleeping seeds…. slumbering seeds dreaming about big trees and wonderful shrubs they will become….
Fireflies are magical…. they appear in pure places filled with primal energy. For most eyes they are just tiny bugs, but …. some see their true nature…. they are Fairies…. and Whisperer is their Shepard. She knows all about them, guides them and protects from danger. She has that green glow in her eyes… in a darkness you could mistake her for fireflies that surrounds her…. She’s one of the watchful spirits of the Woods….