As I’ve mentioned before, I love a good bout of organizing and order, and in general I am not one to hoard things away just in case. (After all, my name is actually in the phrase “spring cleaning…”) However, all that goes out the window when it comes to art. My family knows I’ve got first dibs on all empty bottles, tins, and interesting cardboard containers, and my studio features lovingly sorted, labelled drawers full of what others might consider trash: out-of-date maps, vintage greeting cards, pages from encyclopedias older than me, and rusty hinges, just to name a few. I respect and value the daily ephemera of the past, and I hate to waste anything that might one day find new life in a piece of art.
Enter the Leftovers Fairy. He’s a charming, slightly odd little fellow made from a blob of polymer clay left over from the Truth Rocks project. His other features are made from bits and bobs lying around the studio after I made a few Clockwork Cthulhus. The Leftovers Fairy is the patron saint of waste not, want not. He loves listening to cover bands and taking long, moonlit walks at the flea market. His favorite foods are wilted chard, bits of chicken stuck to the bottom of the roasting pan, and slightly stale brownies. He believes in the importance of cleaning your plate and saving your recyclables, and some day he would love to settle down with a nice lady fairy made from popsicle sticks, dryer lint, and glitter.
I think I’m in love. :)