Hi Folks! For the month of March EHAG members were challenged to create an original piece of art inspired by the theme of ghosts and goblins. I decided to also take inspiration from the poem Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti, the 19th century poet and sister of Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The poem has at it's heart the folkloric proscription of eating faerie food. Anyone foolish enough to eat faerie food is doomed to forever pine after it. Here is a quote:
"We must not look at goblin men, / We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed / Their hungry thirsty roots?"
Here is my version, entitled Goblin Fruit! He is a OOAK sculpt in polymer clay that has been painted with Genesis Heat Set Paints. My Goblin is dressed in dupioni silk, needle felted wool felt, silk ribbon, wool felt balls, and his trousers are made from a fabric that was hand woven by my mother, Peggy Cerchione. His wig is made from specialty fibers, and he stands at almost 13 inches with his hat. He is available for sale on Etsy. Thanks for looking!