Sarah Dyer has lodged in Five Little Fiends a treasure for the discerning eye — almost as if in imitation of the fiends there is a hoarding of a favourite object.
The story line…
Everyday the five little fiends stand on a hillside and marvel at the world. Then one day they decide this isn’t enough. Each fiend wants to take it’s favourite thing home, to look at whenever it wants. One by one the moon, sun, sky, land and sea are claimed until nothing is left. But do they pick wisely?
Their homes (and hoarding places) are within sculptures which look like versions of the work of Barbara Hepworth.
The fiends find out they are happier without actually possessing what they treasure. So too Dyer’s intertextual gifts belong to free imaginations.
And so for day 2203