April 05, 2008

Red Wings

"Red Wings" mixed media for Chlidren's Illustrators Club 

There was a children's book about a little white rabbit who wished for red wings. ( the title was the "Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings")
I remember reading this as a child and being delighted that the little rabbit's wish was granted. What could be better than sprouting bright red wings? As the plot played out however my heart broke for the little winged rabbit. You see no one would befriend him, or take care of him with the red wings. Not even his own mother! 
Now, I'm sure the idea was to happy with they way you are, but the story gave me chills and still does. In my little mind the story's moral was; if you were different, or changed, no one would love you. 

 The theme for Children Illustrator's Club this month was angels. I had almost forgotten this story when along comes my angel sprouting red wings. The collage elements are from a vintage book that was discarded from our library on pantomime and that worked perfectly for me. Because in real life we can't wish those red wings away. 

"Red Wings" available in my etsy shop

4 comments:

Sue O'Kieffe said...

thank you for visiting and your very kind words. you art is charming and heartfelt.
~sue okieffe

TexasTesla said...

How sweet! Funny, because I spent some time this weekend adding wings to my own daughters (photos anyway). Check my blog for the pics - I'm rather proud of my little "fairies".

FairiesNest said...

It's funny how kids can look at something and get such a completely different experience from adults! Lovely work btw!

Athena's Armoury said...

I love this piece. It's very beautiful.

By the way, you've been tagged! See my blog for details. =)