The Fairy Mirror

Artwork details: gouache, 13.2 x 19.5 inches (34 x 50 cm), 2010.

This is a slightly macabre fairy painting. It started off from the idea the a Fairy Mirror, whatever it showed, would not show the ordinary type of reality. I think there's a morror like this in the start of The Snow Queen which shows all that is beautiful as ugly and all that is ugly as beautiful, only this pretty fairy is admiring the view of her skull in the mirror and doesn't seem the least bit worried about it. Fairies are probably used to this sort of object and quite probably the reflection tells her a lot more than one would think...

The Fairy Mirror

Sometime, of course, I shall paint what the ugly things look like in the mirror...

Fairy Mirror - painting in gouache by Nancy Farmer

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