2 June 2016
Marcus spent over 140 hours on each sculpt, meticulously studying the anatomy of each animal in the same way that Beatrix would have done over 100 years ago. The figures were carefully crafted to ensure the characters were rendered as closely to Beatrix Potter’s original illustrations as possible, capturing their unique personality traits and in some cases, those of their original creator!
Notorious mischief maker Peter Rabbit has been given a selfie stick, to record his adventures on a visit to London. By gathering images of his trip – including those taken at tourist hotspot the London Eye to share with family and friends – he reflects Beatrix Potter’s trait as a storyteller.
Mr. Jeremy Fisher
Accident-prone Jeremy is captured making a return to his favourite pastime – fishing for minnows – in the shadow of the Houses of Parliament, whilst also indulging in a listen some of his favourite music and audiobooks via his on-trend headphones.
Naïve Jemima, who almost met her end at the hands of the villainous Foxy Whiskered Gentleman, gets her revenge by purchasing a (faux) fox fur coat in Bond Street.
Peace-loving but bad-mannered Squirrel Nutkin makes his feelings on red-grey squirrel relations known in the notorious grey squirrel hotbed of St. James’ Park, in a nod to Beatrix the conservationist.
Honouring Beatrix the businesswoman, enterprising washerwoman Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is depicted running her own launderette in the City.
The smallest of all the characters, terribly tidy Mrs. Tittlemouse reflects Beatrix the botanist, using a leaf blower on the entrance to her home in Chelsea’s The Boltons, near to the site of Beatrix’s London home.