FAIRY WITH CAT ON HORSESHOE

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This fairy was commissioned as a gift for a friend who had overcome cancer.  My brief here was to create a piece to celebrate her bravery and her journey. 

I was told that 2 of the things that got her through were her horse and her cat and so I came up with this design. 

I asked her friends to get me a horseshoe and I mounted it on top of a piece of bog oak.  The horseshoe represented her love for her horse and also the good luck that comes from a horseshoe.  The fairy is seated in the horseshoe and her little cat is reaching up for a pat.

This fairy would have been about 420mm standing

Oldtown

Hospital

Co Limerick, Ireland