Cactus Gallery LA
THOUGH SHE WAS DEAD, THE FAIRY WITH TURQUOISE HAIR REWARDS PINOCCHIO’S KIND HEART BY MAKING HIM INTO A REAL BOY by artist Mavis Leahy
Hand embroidered on linen, antique gilt frame 9" x 11”
The Fairy with Turquoise Hair repeatedly appears at critical moments in Pinocchio's wanderings to admonish the little wooden puppet to avoid bad or risky behavior. Although the naïvely willful marionette initially resists her good advice, he later comes to follow her instruction. She in turn protects him, and later enables his assumption of human form, contrary to the prior wooden form.