I think Rachel Rader might be on to something. . .maybe we should all create our own fairytales.
Rader is doing that through a series of glass objects she is making – a collection of crown jewels belonging to a Sea Queen from the 1700′s who lived a life of decadence and over abundance.
blown, sculpted and sand-cast glass, Austrian Crystals
According to the artist’s story, when the Sea Queen neglected her subjects’ pleas, she was overthrown and fed to the Giant Squid. But not before she indulged in the cakes, tarts and crumpets Rader whipped up.
“I love how fairy tales can offer a veiled moral lesson through the storyline of magical creatures and a protagonist. In this series of work, I’m exploring environmental destruction and the clash between the rich and poor, all in a sugar-coated language.” Rachel Rader