Wand in Hand: Sara Mearns as the Sugarplum Fairy (2010). George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker,” performed by the New York City Ballet. Photo: Paul Kolnik.

In her solo, to the otherworldly music of the celesta, Mearns traced the filigreed patterns of the choreography with delicate footwork, letting that ethereal quality permeate her body until she seemed to be made entirely of spun sugar.


‘Sugarplum Fairy’, 9" x 12" watercolor and ink drawing for Gallery 1988: LA's Joss Whedon show, opening this week. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to do a full screen-printed poster for this show, so I painted one of my favorite monsters from The Cabin in the Woods. This show is gonna be huge, so if you’re in the area, try to make it out.

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