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Collection: Competition Entries
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Based on Hans Christian Andersen's eponymous tale of two nightingales: one mechanical and one real...
When the emperor of China heard the nightingale sing it brought tears to his eyes. The emperor was a powerful man, and because the nightingale sang his song in the palace gardens the emperor declared that the bird belonged to him. But the nightingale would not sing on the emperor's command, so when the emperor was given a precious mechanical nightingale the real one was banished.
The mechanical nightingale was a splendid work of art. It dazzled the court with its virtuosity and flawless beauty, and it sang whenever the emperor wanted it to. But one thing it didn't do: it didn't bring tears to the emperor's eyes...
fairy tale (545),
paper cut (378),
paper cutting (308),
chinese paper cutting (260),
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Love this wind up Nightingale!
Posted almost 2 years ago.
http://www.spoonflower.com/walldecal/2799340#I really appreciate the concept for this lovely design.
Posted about 2 years ago.
The exquisite art work of your design beautifully illustrates this wonderful fairy tale!
Posted over 2 years ago.
Thank you so much for the lovely comments! Cei, what a lovely, considered response, thank you! Maria
An engaged and invested take on contemporary steampunk with historical references to Toille. The clockwork birds are mature and yet charming. Great design.
So very lovely and the detail is amazing!
Love the play of the organic and clockwork elements - beautiful!
Gorgeous design, beautifully illustrated birds!
Wonderfully charming birds!
Very creative and beautiful!
Thank you so much, Bluevelvet, Paula and Weavingmajor!!
lovely fabric and it does fit the story perfectly!
Beautiful and stunning design, illustrates the story perfectly, fabulous!
Beautiful bird and the details are superb
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