Sleeping Beauty in miniature – a book in a box
Anna never ceases to amaze me with her tiny drawings!! 🙂 Beautiful work, Anna!
Some ideas or residue of artworks linger. Several different ideas and earlier artworks have come together in this piece. The beginnings of this miniature book go back to an abstract drawing called Drift (see here) which became small folded squares and ultimately a set of teabag shaped 3D forms (see here) and a tiny book (here). There were quite a few folded squares left over, and I found them forming themselves into an interlocked concertina. As I looked at them, the sense of a dense, thorny hedge came to me, which suggested the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. So, I drew a little spindle on the front in red ink, and from this drew a thread through the twists and turns of the hedge, continuing from one side to the other. It needed words, so I found a copy of the story and took key phrases which…
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