I recently attended a fundraiser where I won my first ever raffle prize! I never win anything, I enter, but I never win. This time I won big. I won my first piece of original art. The work I won is by the artist Sarah Pratt, it’s entitled “Mr and Mrs Skellington”. I absolutely love it, but I didn’t know the artist, so I decided to do some digging to find out more about her art.

Sarah Pratt Mr and Mrs Skellington 2015. Limited edition print hand finished with gouache. Framed

Sarah Pratt Mr and Mrs Skellington 2015. Limited edition print hand finished with gouache. Framed

Sarah Pratt in an interview talking about her fascination with birds:

“I like to imagine them in conversation with other strange creatures and puppets. I still find the idea that odd things happen when we’re not looking. I think there is an interesting tension created when placing living animals and inanimate objects in the same environment; they seem to rub off on one another, the animals becoming more inanimate, and the objects seeming to come alive.”

The more I read about this artist the more I liked. As a child I believed that the things in my room had lives of their own and would do all sorts of ridiculous things when I wasn’t there. The same goes for animals. I often find myself daydreaming about what they talk about, (because all animals talk, right, like in the movies). Do they argue? What about, what do they think of us?

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