"Morozko", 9"H, ss10, Russian Wooden Collectible Mushroom
This work is crafted by hand: carved out of linden wood and painted with acrylic and gouache. Workshop "Skazka", Moscow, Russia. Unique. No repetition.
This work is dedicated to the folk character from Russian tale "Morozko" (Jack Frost) and is called in Russia "Lesovichok Borovichok" or Old Boletus. This mushroom pops out of the ground every time a good character in the fairy tale needs help or advise. He exists in other tales. He lives in the forest. If people and animals in the forest do not make noise and behave well, he helps them to avoid accidents, misfortune, find food and shelter and make their day pleasant.
The fairytale "Morozko" is on Youtube.