Ebenezer Scrooge and the Counting House - Charity Collectors Fundraising - Bob Cratchit warming his fingers by candle light.
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol.
I've endeavored to capture the moment of Scrooge on Christmas Eve fending off Charity Collectors in their fundraising efforts, while Bob Cratchit takes the diversion as an opportunity to warm his fingers over his meager candle. The scene is two-sided with a frosty street view contrasting the heavy wood interior that showcases period furniture, wallpaper and details. I loved making this piece in collaboration with my talented wife Joan whose carpenter skills and eye for architecture made this work!
The Counting House is made entirely by hand and with exquisite detail. The furniture is made using hardwoods like maple and mahogany. The characters are my original sculptures made with polymer clay, wire armature, and fabric. The clothing is rich in texture and smartly adorned with Swarovski crystals, delicate ribbons, shiny chains, and baubles. My signature along with Joan's, adorn this piece and guarantee the craftsmanship. Designed to last for generations this small piece of Christmas art will become a family heirloom.