Oldtown

Hospital

Co Limerick, Ireland

FAIRY WITH BUTTERFLIES

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.