Cover Image: Textile Hares by Mister Finch
Enter the world of Mr. Finch as he unravels the secrets of his fantasy world. Believing in shape-shifting witches, moon gazing hares and a smartly dressed devil, Mr. Finch is ready to invite you to stray from the path.
Mr. Finch hails from the land of the Queen’s English and he is rather mysterious like the elves you never met. I’ve tried stalking him like an ex-girlfriend, but the pictures of him up on the internet is kept to the minimal. No doubt, everyone will try to put a face onto a work they see and hoping to see the artist. But for Mr. Finch, it’s that mystery that intrigues me. Mr. Finch works with mainly recycled/ vintage materials, not only as an ethical statement, but also he believes they add more authenticity and charm.
“A story sewn in, woven in.
Velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron become birds and beasts, looking for new owners and adventures to have. Storytelling creatures for people who are also a little lost, found and forgotten…” – Mister Finch
Having no formal training in anything, this self-taught textile artist find sewing as an outlet for him to release from his system. Romantic and a little introverted, Mr. Finch works also reveals a tinge of darkness. A little macabre. Dead birds, ravens or animals and moths are some of the subjects he worked with. But he isn’t your resident gore artist or a kid who puts a kitten in the oven. He generally likes nature and sees it as an endless source of inspiration. The symbolic meanings behind animals and birds in stories and folklores are also what inspires him.
Mr. Finch’s fantasy realm is like a Wunderkammer, a cabinet of curiosities. A personal museum only a few are able to access, through the limited stockists (only 1 in UK and around the world) and selective opening hours on Etsy, he is not a in hurry to have his work sell out. But if you’re willing to see, he will let you into his world. A fantastical world where nature and fantasy interwine.
To end off, I quote my friend (publicly declaring her adoration for Mister Finch);
“I LOVE HIM. He is a fairy trapped in a human body.”
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