“The Secret Garden” Storybox Sculpture

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“The Secret Garden” Storybox Sculpture (now sold)

Featuring a simply stunning painted and embroidered backdrop, circa 1910, embraced with all it’s timeworn faults of shattered silkwork. The wall around the garden has also been embellished with wirework painted trailing plants. In the foreground, I have continued the floral borders, with tiny handmade wirework flowers, with painted heads, and interspersed with these are 1970’s Britain’s toy lupins. The two little children figures are both circa 1950, and are American lead figures, the little girl is gazing in to the garden, whilst the little boy is striding in, with book under his arm, with purpose! This is all contained within a 1930’s tin, with floral decoration to the outside, and which stands on tiny wooden turned feet, reminiscent of the bun feet found on old furniture. The quote is from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “The Secret Garden” and reads ‘If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.’