Hmmm…..ever since we sat in our little rented kitchen in Germany and tried to map out fairytales for the rest of the year (yes, we’re *that* organised), I have been pondering The Happy Prince. The idea that statues are alive, surveying us, and have some sort of power – in the sense of the Happy Prince deciding who receives his gems and gold leaf, but maybe less tangible, simply by their history and life casting a shadow – both real and imagined – over the people below. Who do we put on pedestals? Whose deeds do we allow to overshadow our own? Whose light do we consider to be so bright that we want to be reminded of it at all times? Here I go with light and shadow again. I’m working hard on this one, however, I already have to warn that the photo won’t be ready until September…….because this one will get photographed by a professional
Why Untold Tales?Untold Tales is the story of a journey, undertaken by two flameworkers, Emma Mackintosh and Sabine Little. For one year, we will undertake a creative challenge of tackling one fairytale each month, and use it to inspire our work in glass, both individually and collaboratively. We'll try to find new angles to the old stories, hence 'Untold Tales'. At the same time, we hope that sharing our thoughts behind pieces, and the journey of their creation, will shed light on the 'Untold Tales' of creative processes, help us develop as artists, and, frankly, be a lot of fun!