I have long wanted to create a series of sewn pieces based on Aesop's Fables. I love the strange imagery combinded with the sometimes harsh moralization.
The Cock and the Jewel: The ignorant despise what is precious only because they cannot understand it
The Crow and the Pitcher: Necessity is the mother of invention
The Ants & the Grasshopper: It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow
The Dog & the Shadow: Grasp at the shadow and lost the substance
The Bear & the Beehive: It is wiser to bear a single injury in silence than to provoke a thousand by flying into a rage
Images of old cigarette cards from the New York Public Library's Digital Gallery