Oil on Canvas
SIZE / PRICE:
10 x 10 inches, framed to 10.25 x 10.25 inches, Wooden float frames – $180
When touring Fonthill Castle, I was struck by the countless twisting, roaring, squirming creature forms that were present in the walls set in tile! Is there a tally of how many mysterious creatures reside there? How could Henry Chapman Mercer have felt when he first saw these tiles- and where in his travels was that? What was the exact origin of these shapes, and who could believe they would end up covering a magical castle in Doylestown, PA? How many hands helped form these molded clay beasts? I have so many questions… but I am incredibly inspired by these creatures.
Very glad Henry Mercer was able to bring them into my life.