Mixed media constructions called "Fairy Habitats," using found objects from nature. Fairy imagery hand-painted over color Xeroxes of my original photographs which have been transferred onto watercolor paper.
GELDAVOY: I am one of the few ancient fairies left and I have been around since the beginning of Earth. I cherish our land so much and feel grateful every day for the beauty it holds. I am too old to perform any physical tasks but I am one of the leaders of the Autumn Fairies. I also oversee the births of all baby fairies, especially during the months of September, October, and November. I love to sip sweet honey and ginger tea all throughout the day, and I also secretly love marshmallows...shhh!
Fairy Habitat for GELDAVOY (detail). Mixed media, 5"w x 6"h x 1.75"d, July 4, 2020
BINDA-GORPH: I am part fairy and part blingah. For those who don’t know, blingahs are small, horned, flying toads. I have a little horn on the top of my head, but it’s hidden by my hair. Blingah’s and fairies have historically feuded, and my mother and father are the rare exception. They both serve as ambassadors for the blingah-fairy community, and I am currently studying the ancient language of blingahnese so I can one day serve as well. I am very proud of my blingah heritage and also love my fairy ancestors. Perhaps one day, we will all live together in perfect harmony.
Fairy Habitat for BINDA-GORPH (detail). Mixed media, 4.25"w x 6"h x 1.75"d, July 5, 2020
OKAMELLE: I have been around for a very long time. I am very wise, but not quite an elder. I am well respected and known for my exquisite balance between work and play. I take my work very seriously but also enjoy myself and get plenty of rest. My job, specifically, is to monitor the perfection of other fairy workers. I work with fairies exclusively in the areas of leaf turnover and dew drop production. I also love children and children love me!
Fairy Habitat for OKAMELLE (detail). Mixed media, 4.25"w x 6"h x 1.75"d, July 7, 2020