Free-standing Christmas decorations

Christmas is a time for magic. The myth-filled magic of winter darkness: singing trees, forest spirits and the comfort of a fire in the hearth, safe from the howl of wolves. I have created these decorations as reminder of old European traditions and of the spark of life deep within the hibernating landscape.

These decorations are all approximately 295mm high.

Christmas Tree, based on European folk art patterning found in painted furniture and textile embroidery.IMG_4893

Gingerbread House

Ginger whole

Father Christmas, inspired by central European wood spirits and the German folk character Knecht Ruprecht, who was Saint Niklaus’ helper – the bringer of presents to good children and a reprimand to the bad! IMG_5138

Snow Tree

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Sleigh (filled with Christmas tree ornaments)

sleigh

 

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