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✞ Sleepy Hollow ✞
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In a small town alway dreary from the constant rains that keep the grounds drenched, the townsfolk stay always on high guard in fear of the dreaded Headless Horseman. He emerges from the dead tree far in the darkest weald and wanders the night on his black steed in search of his own head so that he may lay to rest.
He has slain many townsfolk whom he believes may have posession or know the whereabouts of his head, but it has never to this day been revealed where it is hidden. So he continues to search, and slay any soul he comes across. The church it seems may be the only place for refuge, albeit the church's graveyard is full and a pile of coffins lay at it's gates ready to be set 6 feet under, but with the continuos killings, man power is stretching thin.
The town's only hope is to call for Ichabod Crane.
He will surely remedy the situation, get to the bottom of things, send this hellacious Hessian back to his dark grave for good, but first he must solver a mystery and help this wandering soul find his missing skull.
This curio/ diorama started with a rustic dark stained antique printer's box, which I left in all its antiqued patina & beauty. Within it's confines in the town a wagon full of genuine miniature dried pumkins. a miniature lantern that hangs on a town post to light the way when venturing out in the night, genuine green & sage dried moss , and of course the churhc's grave yard - a large vintage cross hovers a pile of small coffins. Real slate rocks create the terrain from here to the dark forest, in the backdrop, a covered bridge just about to be crossed by Mr. Crane to the Hessians current slumbering place- the dead tree. The dead tree in this curio is constructed using genuine deer antler tips embellished by bits of moss- perhaps vines growing up & around it's dead limbs. Just outside the tree awaits the Hessians black steed- which was actually a white porcelain to start that I sandblasted to remove the glaze layer & then painted a matte black, behind the steed, a pile of chopped wood, a pile of (genuine animal) bones, and an axe. Just next to the axe, alas lies his skull that he has so anxiously awaited all these years.... perhaps left there by Ichabod.
The photos in the backdrop are all printed on HP paper. A vintage metal tag hangs in town and reads: Sleepy hollow
Psst: take a look at the small ceramic owls in the Hessian's Tree.
So much miniature goodness & story-ness in this one of a kind art assemblage. You really have to see this up close & personal to appreciate it entirely!
Perfect gift for any dark tale lover, Halloween display or anytime !
The box itself is 15" long and 4 1/2" tall and is outlined at the top with vintage black lace.
Everything in the wooden box is adhered permanently with E6000 adhesive except for the lantern, which actually hangs from a vintage doll house nail and is totally removable & the wagon's handle which goes forth or back.
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