SOLD! 10″ x 10″ Acts of Kindness is a collage on box canvas with found items, depicting Aesop’s fable of The Lion and the Mouse.
A lion was awakened from sleep by a mouse running over his face. Rising up angrily, he caught him and was about to eat him, when the mouse piteously entreated, saying: “If you would spare my life, I would be sure to repay your kindness.” The lion laughed and let him go.
It happened shortly after this that the lion was caught by some hunters, who bound him by strong ropes to the ground. The mouse, recognizing his roar, came and gnawed the rope with his teeth and set him free, exclaiming “You ridiculed the idea of my ever being able to help you, not expecting to receive from me any repayment of your favor; now you know that it is possible for even a mouse to con benefits on a lion.”
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Detail of mouse (part of an antique metal wind up toy) on book cover.
Acts of Kindness is part of a series I am doing on fables and fairy tales.
By Heather Brush.