Tiny creature - The black monster
A home isn't a home without the little useless objects lying around. Don't understand mess and find excuses for yourself; it's about art and decor. Surround yourself with this lovely little creature.
It's hand sculpted, hand painted and unique. Adopt it today.
Min Pin believes in compassionate design, quality artistry, sustainability, and fun!
Currently based in Melbourne Australia, all Min Pin pieces are developed and handmade by Penny Min Ferguson in her studio in the Dandenong Ranges.
3 x 12 x 5cm
Pauline tells you a story:
Monsters are the loneliest souls. Nobody understands them; they're only judged by their cover, which indeed can be quite repulsive. Nevertheless, their hearts are pure and innocent as a wounded bird.
Do you know the story of Joseph Merrick, better know as Elephant man?
Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890; often incorrectly called John Merrick) was an English man with very severe deformities who was first exhibited at a freak show as the "Elephant Man", and then went to live at the London Hospital after he met Frederick Treves, so becoming well known in London society. Merrick was born in Leicester, and began to develop abnormally during the first few years of his life: his skin appeared thick and lumpy, he developed enlarged lips, and a bony lump grew on his forehead, one of his arms and both of his feet became enlarged and at some point during his childhood he fell and damaged his hip, resulting in permanent lameness. When he was 9, his mother died from bronchopneumonia, and his father soon remarried. Merrick left school at the age of 13 and had difficulty finding employment. Rejected by his father and stepmother, he left home.
A tragic part of his life then started, appearing in Circus, fairs and other sensational and humiliating events. His life could have continued in the abysses of humanity if he hadn't met Dr. Frederick Treves, who invited Merrick to be examined and photographed.
Although his condition was incurable, Merrick was allowed to stay at the hospital for the remainder of his life. Dr. Treves visited him daily, and the pair developed quite a close friendship. Merrick also got visits from the wealthy ladies and gentlemen of London society, including Alexandra, Princess of Wales. Merrick died on 11 April 1890, aged 27.