Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Paul Smith and Tender Morsels

In February I went to England for a very quick holiday and during this time I went to Cambridge, where I dream of being a student one day. While I was there I visited Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery where I saw these divine sculptures by Paul Smith:


Wild Honey

Beloved

Spellbound

I was completely delighted by them when I saw them initially but now I am reading Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (nearly finished, review up soon!), a retelling of Snow White and Rose Red in which two sisters befriend a bear, and I thought these sculptures were such a serendipitous illustration of the story that I had to share them. Paul Smith gets inspiration from fairy tales for several of his sculptures and I am not sure whether Snow White and Rose Red was specifically inspiration for these. Aren't they just divine?


Pictures are from here
Paul Smith's Website here

8 comments:

Ali said...

Those are so beautiful. I want one! (Of course, around here it would just get broken, so maybe in 10 years).

Anonymous said...

They are lovely images, so like the cover on Tender Morsels, did I read somewhere that Shaun Tan did that cover? It is a book I must get I have only heard good things about it.

Elise said...

Aren't they just divine?

Ali perhaps a bronze one would be suitable for you!! I wish I had bought one when I was there, he does some quite little ones.

Book pusher, Shaun Tan did do the cover of Tender Morsels, everything he does is beautiful. Sadly I have a library copy of the book at the moment which has trees on the cover. I nearly bought myself the Shaun Tan cover version today! Resisted, only to buy another copy of Wuthering Heights. Oops!

Jodie said...

These are lovely. I like Beloved the best, wolves lines are just so pretty.

Aimee said...

Ohmigosh I love these! Wild Honey all the way...the bear looks like he is warmed by that cuddle just as much as she is...I may have to do a future post on this if you don't mind, giving you the credit, of course!


x
Aimee

Elise said...

Jodie I agree that the wolf is beautiful but I think I'm with Aimee and like the bears the best!! I love the idea of something so savage being so cuddly really!!

And Aimee of course you can use these :) They're too gorgeous not to share!!

Nymeth said...

Those are just gorgeous!

Ash said...

This are wonderful! I really like the Spellbound one.