Oldtown

Hospital

Co Limerick, Ireland

FAIRY SWINGING HIGH

This fairy was commissioned in memory of a little girl.  Her name was Lily and her aunt contacted me about creating a piece that would convey fun.

Lily loved climbing trees and was full of mischief.  So we came up with this design - a fairy that was completely free and full of fun.  Everyone knows the feeling of freedom and lightness that comes when you are swinging with abandon and that is what I wanted to convey.

She hangs on a tree in her grandparents garden and underneath her is the lily I created in her favourite colours.

She was about 420mm tall.