Description

Remember the fox and grapes fable by Aesop? The fox wanted to reach some grapes hanging high on a vine. The fox jumped and leapt and stretched but just couldn’t get to them. Eventually he gave up and consoled himself that the grapes probably tasted bad anyway. This is the source of the common expression, “sour grapes.” Well the red fox in this sculpture persisted. Somehow she managed to reach her goals. I don’t know if he found some sort of step stool or perhaps a taller friend helped her out. One way or another she succeeded. And I think the grapes were actually pretty sweet. I formed this persistent fox and grapes sculpture out of different colored clays, finished with stains and washes and fired to cone 5. The grapes are a soft plastic and are removable. The sculpture measures about 8 inches tall.