Daniel Fleres’s Hand painted 7 Inch custom resin available now from Dragatomi for $300.
Behold Daniel Fleres’s Ugly Swanicorn 7-inch custom which made its debut in Dragatomi’s recent show, titled Tales, featuring artwork inspired by classical short stories and fables. As I started writing this, I realized that I don’t remember any literary details from The Ugly Duckling apart from patchy memories of a Disney adaptation. Good thing we have this magical thing called the Internet that can summon unabridged translations of the tale from across the seas in an instant (what sorcery is this?!).
My first thought after re-reading The Ugly Duckling was, do swanicorns hatch from eggs? What would a Swanicorn Egg look like and wouldn’t Mother-Duck notice the unusually large size of that egg…? Then it hatches with four legs and a tail…hmmm something doesn’t belong here! Our peculiarly horned outcast is anything but the norm here but I wouldn’t call him any names to his face. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (that’s you) and as the Swanicorn makes its way into the folklore of tomorrow, let’s take a moment to admire it in its mysterious and misunderstood adolescence before it grows up and eats us all…
Th Ugly Swanicorn is available to purchase at Dragatomi for $300.