PIXIE WITH RED BERRIES

This pixie - the first male fairy I did - was created in memory of a little boy who was born asleep.

His mum wanted to create a place of peace in her garden in memory of him on his 10th birthday.

She wanted a piece that was reflective and gentle.  When we chatted, I found out that they had used words from "The Stolen Child" by WB Yeats in his memorial.

I did that poem at school and I knew the line I wanted to reference - 

"There we've hid our faery vats,
Full of berrys And of reddest stolen cherries."

I created this little pixie deep in thought and holding his vat of red berries.

If standing, this pixie would have measured about 550mm from head to toe.

Oldtown

Hospital

Co Limerick, Ireland