My Secret Place

Australian Artist, Selina Fenech is one of my absolute favorite Artists. This piece is fabulous. I can’t imagine the amount of time it must have taken to complete this little piece. Not only is the little Faery wonderfully done, but look closely and you’ll see the many little faces and Sprites and other creatures she has hiding in the greenery around her. The paint is unbelievable! It is reproduced here by Veronese Designs.
I’ve removed the solid door to her “Secret Place”, that came with the figure, and made a new one from thin glass. I’ve attached a beautiful Celestite Geode, from Madagascar, to the back of the piece. An internal, battery operated LED light can be switched on to light up the inside of the Geode. What a wonderful effect this creates with the light on. I’ve also added a small slice of Brazilian Agate, just in front of her.
The base is of a Hardwood called Corymbia Opace, or Bloodwood, from Australia, and I’ve hand cut and finished it to match the sculpture base. The bottom is felted to protect furniture. This piece is quite heavy at 25 lbs..

Dimensions: 9 x 12 x 11 (w x d x h) Base: Electric: battery, LED
Cost: $ 840. Year Completed: 2019