The Tooth Fairy

Artwork details: gouache, 12.5 x 18.5 inches (32 x 47 cm), 2001.

Tooth Fairy: whole picture
Tooth Fairy

I always thought there was something rather suspicious about the Tooth Fairy - what does she want all those teeth for anyway? It's a very old idea in magical beliefs that possession of a part of someone gives you power over them - and with modern research into DNA we've rather come full circle back to the same thing.

In my picture the Tooth Fairy's motives are not apparent, she appears to be an obsessive collector - and she is offering you money for your teeth... all the same I wouldn't trust the Tooth Fairy.

Tooth Fairy: detail
The Tooth Fairy

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