I mentioned a while back that I had acquired parts of a broken dolls house. Well, I’m made up as I’ve started to work with it and am quite excited. For inspiration I’m looking at Tim Walker (fashion photographer), I blogged about him about a week ago and love his images. I’m also looking at the fairy tale Cinderella. She has many different titles and is a story that is told in lots of cultures.
The more intricate pieces I’ve made – “Princess And The Pea” and “Sleeping Beauty” stand on their own but, this time I wanted a back drop hence the dolls house parts. So, I’ve brought the little book theaters I do and the free standing sculptures together. A lot of work, it won’t be ready for a couple of weeks as I have to work on other little pieces in-between, but I wanted to share what I’d done so far.
The fire place I’m using has a very old tired broken look about it, which I love and is made of plaster, as if it’s got its own long history and a story to tell. I’ve also used a bay window from the doll’s house and added it to the book. I’m adding a chandelier and using a LED light so that the whole piece lights up but in a subtle way. I want the look of a theatre set. I like my work to have the feel of the past as if you’re looking at a scene that happened many many years before. Cinderella at the moment is in a pose were she is looking at her glass slipper, I’m not sure if I’ll keep her in that pose yet, I’ll see.
I guess Rapunzel is on the back burner again.