Tessa Farmer's recent exhibit at London's Natural History Museum is titled Swarms and features fairies. These are not your Granny's type fairies, but instead malevolent little demons, she refers to as Hell's Angels. They are tiny, almost microscopic creatures made from pieces of roots. leaves, insects and other organic matter. Her image of fairies is in stark contrast with other sweeter, Tinkerbell type faires we sometimes imagine these come with a spooky preconceived plan to eventually attack humans. She has work featured at Saatchi Gallery.
"These winged creatures occupy a transitory state somewhere between existence and imagination, between life and death. Visually provocative they are macabre, yet strangely beautiful, combining elements of attraction and repulsion. Beautiful as they may seem to some, these are far removed from the benign gossamer beings of the Victorian era. "
This art definitely gives me another perspective on nature and folklore, something that I am always looking for.