At Prezents we quite like the weird and wonderful.
With that being said, we'd like to take a bit of time to introduce one of our most recent weird and wonderful additions.
The Pixies by Anthony Fisher are a quirky rag-tag family of misfits in a bunch of interesting poses and positions.
We think it's a pretty great collection of alternative, mystical gifts that's packed with charm and humour. Take, for example, the Pixie Boy relaxing. He comes in two pieces and looks great in a garden with foliage and shrubbery growing around him. Why not get the accompanying Pixie Girl, who similarly comes in three pieces.
We've got large pixies (mentioned above) and small pixies, too. This set of four Pixie Children Playing is fun set of smaller sculptures for those who want to bring the weird and wonderful inside the home.
What are Pixies?
Pixies are mythical creatures of folklore, considered to particularly concentrated in the high moorland areas around Devon and Cornwall, suggesting some Celtic origin for the belief and name. Akin to the Irish and Scottish Aos Sí, pixies are believed to inhabit ancient underground ancestor sites such as stone circles, barrows, dolmens, ringfort or menhirs.
In traditional regional lore, pixies are generally benign, mischievous, short of stature and attractively childlike; they are fond of dancing, gather outdoors in huge numbers to dance or sometimes wrestle, through the night.
In modern times they are usually depicted with pointed ears, and often wearing a green outfit and pointed hat, although traditional stories describe them wearing dirty ragged bundles of rags which they happy discard for gifts of new clothes. Sometimes their eyes are described as being pointed upwards at the temple ends. These, however, are Victorian era conventions and not part of the older mythology.