I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to create fairies and send and eco-friendly message (I am after all an eco-fairy!). What better way to physically represent fairies, then with natural elements? These tiny gourds are just the right size to create the plump little bodies of woodland pixies. Their pear shaped bodies, echo ancient images of goddesses throughout time. I molded polymer clay, into the shape of a wise grandmother’s face. The fairy’s skin glimmers as if they where caught dancing in the light of the moon and stars. Their details of wire and gilding are simple, but it is the message in their wings that should have you pondering about the magic of these fairies.
The wings of these fairies don’t come from nature, but from our world of consumption. They’re trash. Plastic tissue paper that I saved, rather than sending it to the landfill. It sends a quiet message about the three R’s on conservation (reduce, recycle, reuse). Think about it; the natural part of these fairies will someday return to dust but the plastic of their wings will flutter about this planet forever. I’m hoping that these gourd fairies make us think about our consumption of plastics. We have to be vigilant about recycling and coming up with cost effective alternatives to non-biodegradable plastics.
Want one these quiet reminders of the balance between nature and man’s trash? Go to my Etsy store, Miss Fi’s Kingdom