Jim Shore Disney Traditions – Ariel & Triton – Daddy’s Little Princess
Design: Ariel & Triton – Daddy’s Little Princess.
Measurement(s): Height:25.0cm x Width:9.0cm x Depth:17.0cm.
Material(s): Stone resin.
Artist: Jim Shore
The Little Mermaid figurine beautifully depicts the love and adoration a daughter has for her father, as Ariel is seen tenderly placing a pink flower into the majestic Sea King’s long flowing white hair. Set on sea-bed base with rolling waves, sea shells and brightly coloured seaweed, King Triton can be seen balanced on his bright blue tail with intricate scales carefully carved into a beautiful motif pattern. With his powerful gold trident in his right hand, he uses his left arm to allow Ariel to swim up beside him and balance on his extended limb, to offer her floral gift to her father.
Packed in a branded gift box. Unique variations should be expected as this product is hand painted. Not a toy or children’s product. Intended for adults only.
Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of artistic parents who instilled a love of the traditional imagery of American folk art. His grandmother was a master quilter who taught him an appreciation for the patience and skill required to bring intricate designs to life. Jim drew inspiration from these roots. “There’s an innocence, a purity in the designs found in early American art, particularly in quilts. These were masterpieces designed by artists driven to create. I collect quilts dating back over 150 years and when I look at the level of skill and creativity I am constantly amazed. It’s high art from everyday, often humble surroundings.” Initially Jim pursued his art where and when he could. He studied engineering and received a degree in business, not art. He supported his young family as an engineer, honing his skills as a sculptor and painter in his spare time.