Curious Maiden Series

 

The Handless Maiden is a relatively obscure fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm which tells the story of a young girl who, when betrayed and maimed by her family, takes off into the forest to find her own pathway in the world. This traditional German fairy tale has been a central inspiration behind the Curious Maiden series, which features artwork created entirely from plant dyed watercolour paper.

Gabrielle Mordy, Curious Maiden 5, 2010. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper, 54 x 75cm.

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Gabrielle Mordy, Curious Maiden 5 (detail), 2010. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper, 54 x 75cm.

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Gabrielle Mordy, Curious Maiden 6 -12, 2011/12. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper. Various sizes.

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Gabrielle Mordy, Curious Maiden 6-7, 2011. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper. Various sizes.

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Gabrielle Mordy, Curious Maiden 11-12, 2011. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper, 75 x 140cm.

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Gabrielle Mordy, Curious Maiden 6-12 (side view), 2011. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper. Various sizes.

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Gabrielle Mordy, Curious Maiden 6-12 (side view), 2011. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper. Various sizes.

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Curious Maiden exhibition at Barometer Gallery, 2012.

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Curious Maiden 13-19, 2011/12. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper.

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Gabrielle Mordy, Curious Maiden 13-19, 2011/12. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper. 240 x 300cm

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Gabrielle Mordy, Curious Maiden 13-19 (detail), 2011/12. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper. 240 x 300cm

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Gabrielle Mordy, Curious Maiden 13-19 (detail), 2011/12. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper. 240 x 300cm

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