Tales Most Disturbing
Book Diorama (table top or wall mounted)
Paper Mache Assemblage
Book:8.5″H x 6.5″W x 2″D; Stand: 10″H x 8″W
This diorama is part of the Tales Most Disturbing series.
This fairytale-inspired series is hand painted and constructed to resemble an old treasured tome.
Displayed on their own stand… each little diorama book tells a tale not so happily ever after.
The Nightingale… In making this piece I was inspired to revisit one of my favorite tales, The Nightingale and the Rose, by Oscar Wilde.
a brutally tragic tale of self-sacrifice. In this story, the nightingale so loved the poet that she impaled herself on a white rose to produce the red rose that he confessed he wanted.
The hand-painted, original poem inside the book reads:
“Found impaled among the thorns She tells the tale of loss, Her bleeding heart forever mourns the love And what it cost… There’s a hole in my heart where there used to be skin, Yet despite all the warnings, I let you come in.. So now I am broken and that is my sin. If my fate is to suffer, then let it begin.”