Monday, March 21, 2011

Faerie Liturgy

Never let it be said that I can't do Cute. If inspired enough, I will add Cuteness to things which aren't normally that way, like High Mass liturgy. Why can't faerie creatures be Catholic? Or perhaps what passes for Catholic among the nature spirits. Here are some tiny beings celebrating Mass, maybe imitating the big humans they see inside the built stone caves. Instead of a cathedral, they have built an altar and a canopy of petals. What kind of deity are they invoking? Are they consecrating pollen instead of wheat wafers? What about the gender of the central celebrant? Do the spirits have gender, and can they be ordained? All these questions remain unanswered.

As for the picture itself, this is one of the few pieces which was stolen from me, or at least never returned from being on loan. I consigned it to an "agent" who promised to sell it at a convention somewhere. She didn't sell it, and never returned it (along with others in its series). I couldn't reach her, so the picture was lost. Only this photo remains to document the peculiar liturgies of the faerie spirits.

"Faerie Liturgy" is watercolor on illustration board, 7" x 10", November 1991.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

You should have posted your naughty Lepricans for St Patty's day. They are "cute" in a perverted and twisted sort of way! lol