I know when it is time to take a break from the realities of the adult world and lose myself in childlike fantasy. My body, saturated by mundane daily chores, bucks and stalls like a rebellious horse. Samantha Bryan’s three dimensional illustrations are the perfect antidote.
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Bryan captures fairy characters as they go about their every day life – but oh, what a life it is! Created from bits and pieces of wire, leather, found objects and carefully collected materials, each narrative sculpture depicts a detail of life in fairyland, her charming fantasy world. Be prepared to have an out-of-body experience as she transports us back to a time when cultivating our imagination was our only work. Childhood. Watching this mixed-media world spin renews the spirit and sparks the imagination. A diversion every adult needs…maybe every day.
Brain’s pre-flight stretch fairy
Brain’s portable fairy-dust collector
The artist working on a sculpture (image via Arts Council England )