Saturday, December 11, 2010
Mercat's Bath is one of my Art Nouveau inspired works. This one probably has the most back story to it.
My grandmother made porcelain dolls. One day I was going through her doll books and found these tiny little fairy dolls that nestled into these tiny vintage tea cups. I even knew what tea cup I wanted it in. One of these china sandwich plate and tea sets that she had gotten at a gas station back in the 50's. She only got 7 before they discontinued them, so I tried to convince her that using one for a doll for me would even out her set. She told me I was crazy and that she would never make a doll so very tiny. for Christmas I got a fairy doll that was more the size of a standard doll.
When she passed away I found the heads and legs and arms for a pair of tiny fairy dolls that she never finished. And ever since I have been obsessed with the idea of little things in tea cups. You can find tea cups featuring in several of my works. Fairy Cats checking out a cup, or a kitty crawling into one, or even just a tiny cup resting next to a sleeping fairy cat.
Be sure to check out the shop and see if you can find some more of those little tea cups.