Sunday, 25 October 2015

Spinning Straw into Gold.



 Jewellery problem solving. Had the queen had this machine, she would never have entered into the deal with Rumpelstiltskin. She could have made her own gold appear!

Ladybird 'Well loved tales series 606D' used as packaging for The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange 2015.
The packaging illustrates elements of the story.

Reading the story of Rumpelstiltskin made me consider how the Miller's daughter had no control over her destiny, from being volunteered by her father to perform un-accomplishable tasks, to having the threat of head removal if unable to spin straw into gold, and then the terrible bargain with the cross tempered dwarf in which the price for the spinning the straw into gold was surrendering her first born. 
I have made her a small, easily concealable machine which spins straw into gold.
 She will have to decide herself if marrying a King who threatens to kill her if she cannot weave a room full of straw into gold is a good idea!

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