Little Wing (The Little Match Girl) - Limited Edition

  • This piece ‘Little Wing’ is a different take on The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen. It is a piece that I have wanted to do for a long time and is my mother’s favourite and one that struck a chord with me growing up mainly because of just how bloody sad it is. If you simply replicated the story it would be too sad for someone to want to put up possibly so I wanted to interpret it where we turn sadness into beauty and hope. I wanted to depict a kind of ‘never again’ type feeling from the piece, where the neglect and cold are gone.

    The scene shows the little girl reaching out to the light from her grandma who is in heaven, her body shape is set to depict this acceptance that she is passing but also in a more positive way that she is acting like a care-free little girl - dancing and being happy, not made to sell matches for her father in the cold. The glow radiating form her chest represents all that is good and her spirit that is moving upwards, there is also a subtle dove in line with the first piece. I have chosen to add angel wings, very subtly as it represents that she is becoming an angel, strengthening the sense of the beautiful transition. Her body is made up from tiny sparkles that symbolise the glow from the matches that she made to sell which are complemented with the tiny dream-like icons that flutter around her body. So in all, a piece that on first glance looks beautiful and allows the viewer to interpret it how they choose.
    1. Released: 2017
    2. Collection: Storyteller
    3. Edition Size: 10 + 1AP
    4. Specification: Limited edition fine art print, hand signed by artist.
    5. Image Size: 21” x 27"
    6. Framed Size: 27” x 33"

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Type: Limited Edition

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