Cactus Gallery LA
MY NOSE GROWS NOW by artist Joe Alvarez
Acrylic on wood, 17” × 10”
This piece is inspired by the chapter when Fairy attempts to give Pinocchio medicine in order to heal his injuries. Pinocchio refuses on account of its sour taste, prompting the Fairy to summon a group of coffin-bearing undertaker rabbits.
Frightened by this display, Pinocchio drinks the medicine, and later tells the Fairy of his previous adventures. When he lies, his nose begins to grow. It grow so long, he cannot turn his head! She summons a group of woodpeckers to shorten the disproportionate nose (!!!) and forgives Pinocchio.