FAIRY WITH GIRAFFE
This fairy was commissioned in memory of a very special little girl.
Throughout her life, this little girl had a very special friend - her cuddly giraffe that went everywhere with her.
Her family were creating a memorial for her to mark her 16th birthday and wanted the number 16 represented somehow and also to have the giraffe looking into the fairies eyes.
I came up with this design, which stands at about 750mm tall. The giraffe is gently bowing down to the fairy as she puts on a necklace of 16 beads in all the colours of the rainbow.
There is also a butterfly sitting on the back of the giraffe, which represents the little girl's mum, with whom she had an extraordinary bond.
I hope I managed to convey a feeling of love between this fairy and her beloved giraffe.