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little fishstick girl

art print €25

Title: Little Fishstick Girl, 2013
Type:
 fine art print
Size: 21 x 29.7 cm / 8.3" x 11.7"

Little Fishstick Girl shows a dead fish wearing a dress and stuffed inside a matchbox. Right, what's going on? I hear you think.

Well, it all started with reading The Little Match Girl, a fairy tale written by H. C. Andersen, which inspired me no end.

So, the fish is meant to portray the girl and the cat symbolizes her father. I put her in a match box because she tries to sell matches in the street but when nobody buys them, she lights them up to keep her warm. 

The text on the box ('superior safety matches') is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the role of her father in the story, who doesn't treat her well.

In a nutshell, it's about the female body, the male gaze and gender roles. But aside from that, it's also a pretty nice piece of art.

Details
Existential Identity Crisis was exhibited at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in Ireland (2013). It's part of a series in which I explore the portrayal of women in classical stories.

I work in close collaboration with one printing facility here in Munich. Our goal is to produce high quality art prints which you can enjoy for many years to come.

I currently only print in very small batches. This piece is part of an open edition of just ten prints, each of them signed and numbered on the back.

Postage
Your order will be posted in secure packaging shortly after payment has cleared. In the rare event that your package doesn't arrive, let me know and I'll contact the postal services for you.

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