The story behind the artwork
Tales with Tails 3D Original artwork is a tribute to Earle’s work for Disney. His stylised rendering of reality makes his scenes feel surreal. Here, time and mood is set by the colour of the sky; one of two reaching blues, alongside a palette of greens. The atmosphere is soft and warm, like a spring day. Though bright and cheerful on the surface, this scene also evokes a more sensitive subject. Earle suffered from polio, which left half of his face paralyzed. In an attempt to hide his illness and make his face seem symmetrical, he taught himself not to smile. You will find the symmetrical in this landscape; two castles mirror the other across the water, as do a pair of houses and giant mushrooms. But the scene isn’t symmetrical overall. The two snow-white parrots nestled in the frame, the two crocodiles drinking at the water... they are the same yet not, just like a person’s face isn’t fully symmetrical. Clusters of tiny characters and motifs enliven the scene, filling the space. This busyness depicts the creative beginnings of fairy tales - the characters, the different scenes, chapters, stories and relationships. These pour out from the mind and are conceptualized on the canvas, enabling the viewer to create their own narrative within this remarkable tableau.
Bespoke Hand and laser cut paper collage. Digitally designed, hand sculpted paper elements are painstakingly pinned in place onto a thick foam board, creating a stunning three dimensional effect. Utterly unique in its composition and to its owner, an original artwork is one of its kind and cannot be replicated. Your piece will be the only piece like it, anywhere in the world.
- Framed dimensions (approximately): 210 cm x 101 cm x 12 cm
- Bespoke wooden box frame, painted with a smooth coat of matt paint.
- Giclée printed on Matt Smooth Fine Art Cotton 300gsm.
- Signed by the artist.
- Comes with a physical ‘Certificate of Authenticity’.
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