What an amazing exhibition it is. Inspired by the devastating fire that tore through Parisian taxidermist Deyrolle, the work reflects the post-fire remains with soot-blackened animals, books and papers. All created in achingly beautiful renditions of animals, insects and magical creatures. For those people wanting to get a taste of the work we see online and in Mister Finch's book Living in a Fairytale World, then look no further. There are special edition copies of the book in the store and the gallery at Anthropologie is a wonderful space for stepping into a magical place. The exhibition runs until 4 January and I would urge a visit to get close to this wonderful stitching magic.
|Crowned Swan and giant toadstool in the window of Anthropologie|
|I loved the hands of the Toadstool on his travels.|
|Wonderful giant fox|
|Dancing toadstool fairy folk|
|Detail of swan|
But if this exhibition wasn't enough for a visit, you can ignore the wonder that is Anthopologie at Christmas-time. The festive decorations instore were a delight, and I need to go back clutching my Christmas list as there were many beautiful things to buy there.
Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale World is available from Anthropologie and Amazon: