Cactus Gallery LA
THE WILD SWANS by artist Sophia Paraskevopoulou
Polymer clay on wire armature, soft pastels, acrylics, vintage frame, 11 1/2” tall
This piece is based on THE WILD SWANS, a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a princess who rescues her 11 brothers from a spell cast by an evil queen.
The tale was first published on October 2, 1838 as the first installment in Andersen's Fairy Tales Told for Children by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has been adapted to various media including ballet, television, and film.