Monday, November 2, 2009

Storytelling - To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird - Jem and Scout

To Kill a Mockingbird - The Tree

These are the two pieces I submitted for the Storytelling Exhibition.
They are based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book "To Kill a Mockingbird".

Jem and Scout
These are the main chacters in the book. The six-year-old tom boy Scout is the narrator of the story, which takes place over three years of the great depression in Alabama. This piece aims to show the children's imagination.

The Tree

On the top of the tree is the the house of Boo Radley, object to the children's curiosity. The first gift that Boo leaves hidden in the tree for the children; a pocket watch, is now resting on the right-hand branch. The mockingbird, ornate and plump, perches on the left, representing a beautiful innocence. A stack of books rests at the base of the tree, showing the importance of education.

4 comments:

denise said...

Lovin' your work Claire!

denise said...

Just remembered what it reminds me of, 'the faraway tree', Enid Blyton.

Jane O Sullivan said...

...loving your work too claire
lovely delicate lines and colouring
hmmmm.........this exhibition was a quite something

emma rowe said...

I really really liked the medium you used for the big piece, I love it all but the house on the very top is my favorite!!