Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Care for Pinocchio...

131 years ago, the Italian writer Carlo Collodi wrote 
his most famous story "The Adventures of Pinocchio".
In a small Italian village, an old woodcarver named  Geppetto 
desperately wanted to have a son.
So one day he carved Pinocchio from a piece of wood, 
which was able to speak.

With his difficult character and an extraordinary tendency to lie
Pinocchio struggles through his life path.
He gets into trouble, one after another, but with help 
from Geppetto and a fairy with blue hair and a talking cricket, 
after many terrifying adventures, he manages to come 
back to normal life.

For some people it is just a story about a boy whose nose 
lengthened when he was lying.
For others it is a story about a courage to know yourself, 
which leads to a positive transformation and to building deep 
relationships with other people.

Are stories of this type naïve?
Maybe, but I am afraid that only for those who cannot 
or do not want to understand the true meaning of the fairy tales.
I really like the story of Pinocchio...

Figures are in scale 1:12.
Geppetto is 16 cm tall and Pinocchio is 11 cm tall.
Look at them: What nice guys!


  1. High Art that moves my heart

  2. Tus personajes llenos de realismo ¡¡¡ felicidades por tu trabajo ¡¡

    1. Thank you very much for your kind words! I am very happy to welcome you here! Gracias! :-)

  3. I really like the story of Pinochio too - the underlying messages are very deep. The yearning of Guiseppe for a child to love, the way he cares for his little wooden boy - unconditional love; the lessons Pinochio learns along the way and how he eventually becomes a 'real' little boy. If we look for the deep meanings there are lessons for us all. Your figures are wonderful as always, and express the characters so very well. Sandie