2005 by December Rose
Found 03/2012, Goodwill (South First and Slaughter)
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This elaborate confection of pencil, watercolor marker, leaded glass and glass beads evokes the decadence of a cabaret and the freshness of a spring morning after a rainstorm. The fairy subject sits in a martini glass—a drink she may have finished herself, since the olive is cast aside and balanced precariously beside her glass. Her position is as delicate as a soap bubble, only a willing leaf and sparkling fairy magic support her: the martini glass could easily break, like the shardwork that makes up her wings.
This brief, magical scene plays out at literally the end of the rainbow, which places the viewer persona in the role of a quest hero, who has finally reached the elusive rainbow’s end. Is this a charming fairy who represents his goal, perhaps a wish-granter? Or is the subject as impish as her sharp features suggest, a sneaky Unseelie pixie who just downed the Platonic perfect martini, to the disappointment of the questing lush? We cannot know.