A sorta faerie-tail

Phillip Joy and Maritza Mirai find magic

Joy's faeries frolic
Joy's faeries frolic

You don't need dust to make these faeries come alive. Phillip Joy and Martiza Miari's recent work, Playground of the Faeries, is an enchanting display of photography and artwork. The faeries blend into their background to create a voyeuristic perspective on the mythical creatures. Each faerie has a unique wing design. In "I Spy with My Faerie Eye," the faerie gazes upon a Baton Rouge neon sign with his purple and pinkish wings symbolizing the vibrancy of his surroundings. The detailing of the faerie artwork, particularly wings, makes the photography effective in standouts like "Sleeping with Wallace" and "Rubies are a Faerie's Best Friend." The exhibit wouldn't be complete without whimsy and humour. A woman receives "Inspiration from the Other Realm" from a buff faerie whispering in her ear while another faerie strikes a pose in "Ar Diving." If only real life were so interesting.

To July 1, Viewpoint Gallery, 1272 Barrington Street, 420-0854

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