Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The Lutin

Following the death of François de la Motte, Baron d'Aulnoy a curious entry appears in the house inventory- item nr 1443, a preserved "Lutin" under blown glass dome. 
The item was presumably donated to the curiosity cabinet of king Louis XIV. It disappeared however, during the turbulence of the revolution and the current whereabouts of the Lutin d'Aulnoy remain unknown.  






An ordinary hovering french gnome-mummy, a Lutin to be precise. This was a commissioned project and I can't take credit for the idea. 
Starting to accumulate a little collection of fae folk here, I like it, They are very fun to do. (Reminder to self- get better camera.)

5 comments:

  1. Snyggt Jacob!! Har du gömt ståltråd i skägget eller hur har stärkt det för att få honom att "sväva"?

    /Linda

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    1. Tack! Det är lingering gnome magic! ...och en väl kamoflerad ståltråd i skägget.

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  2. Found your blog today and it took about .8 seconds to fall in love with it. I'm glad there are three years of archives for me to look through!

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  3. Oooh, this is clever! As always, I'm blown away by the detail you put into your sculptures' clothes.

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