The Flax Sowers (Valley)

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The Flax Sowers (Valley)

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Printed on archival cotton rag paper, with minimum one-inch border. 

11 x 14, $50USD

From White as Milk, Red as Blood: The Forgotten Fairy Tales of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, Knopf Canada

Two sisters sow flax. The ugly one concentrates on her work and sows a perfect crop in the valley. The beautiful sister spends more time concerned with her looks than taking care of her crop in the mountain. A Prince arrives with a Moor. The Prince takes the hand of the ugly sister because her linen is finer and the beautiful sister is left to take the Moor who is more than happy to have the Prince's castaway.

I wanted to show how human ugliness (racism, narcissism, stereotyping, etc) transforms beauty into decay and neglect. And the reverse, where internal beauty, if given space, can shine through.

Here, the walls of the valley hide the beauty it's protecting within.

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