|Fitcher's Bird, clay and paint, approx 15cm tall|
Finally, she came to the forbidden door. She wanted to walk past it,
but curiosity got the better of her. She put the key into the lock,
and the door sprang open. But, what did she see when she entered?
There was a large bloody basin in the middle of the room,
and it was filled with dead people who had been chopped to pieces.
Next to the basin was a block of wood with a glistening axe on top of it.
From Fitcher's Bird, one of the more troubling fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm (which is really saying something!) My book of Grimm-related sculptural works, The Singing Bones, is about to go to print, with a release date of September 23 (Australia only, with other territories to follow later). I'm also planning an exhibition of the sculptures themselves around the same time in Melbourne, stay tuned for further details.