Technique : Archival print
Author: Alenka Sottler
Size: 210mm x 210mm
Publication: Open edition
Year of origin: 2016
ALENKA SOTTLER about her work:
It's true, that illustrations of the mice were first and the poems were written later. However than there were also many poems that didn't have the illustrations, like the Shaman mouse for example. I was wondering how should I picture the wizard mouse. With the hat and the rabbit? I didn't like this solution. Then the author of the poem Anja Štefan comforted me, that the wizard can be represented as a healer or an african shaman. This was more interesting. Half of a fingerprint for the mask, half for the tail, I added wizard's stick and clothes made of straw and the shaman mouse started to dance.
You will receive your mouse in a neat folder, with the certificate and biography attached.
The Bukla magazine wrote: ''These little poems were masterly illustrated by Alenka Sottler, and now they are all collected in a cute illustrated book Crumbs from Mice Valley. Sottler chose fingerprint technique, that helped her to capture the playfulness of small mice, that people loved on a first sight''. On the book fair in Ljubljana 2017 the book received the prize for the most beautifully designed book, than it received the prize for the best youth literature work Večernica 2018 and Kristina Brenkova award 2018 for inovativeness. Munchen Internationale Jugendbibliothek has listed the book in their catalogue of recomended literature for youth White Raven. With the fingerprint illustrations I wish to show to children and adults, that the essence is simplicity and creativity.
Signed, Certificate of Authenticity Included
PRICE: 46€ Shipping costs, folder and certificate included