Sweet jars with sugar mice

Sweet jars with sugar mice.jpg
Sweet jars with sugar mice.jpg

Sweet jars with sugar mice

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This painting was based on traditional sweet shops, which Kirsten discovered in towns such as Henley on Thames, Whitby and Brighton as well as Pateley Bridge in Yorkshire, which is home to the oldest sweet shop in England. Four shelves of deliciously detailed jars are filled with popular favourites and the text and collaged images in the background are relevant to the sweets within. Several labels are vintage and others are created on old envelopes, using an old-fashioned letter printing set. This references the fact that sweet jars like these were often found in post offices. A few of the sweets are invented and there are several miniature birds perched on the glass jars. These are taken from collectors cards produced in the 50's and the birds often appear in kirsten's paintings, adding to the many surprises.

image size 19cm x 75cm (39cm x 95cm inc. mount)

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