Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Stuff of Fables

This gaudy but adorable example of papier mâché folk art had me riveted for a few minutes; it's exactly the sort of primitive art that would be at home in my Toriana universe:

Already the primary components of this piece -- the lady with the lantern riding the fox - simply beg for a fable to be written about them. What I found especially interesting is the snake draped around the lady's neck:

I think she might just be Toriana's female version of Paul Revere, if I can figure out how to work in the snake!

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