Not too long ago a friend sent me a link that the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan was accepting submissions to be considered for an upcoming exhibit focusing on fairy tales and folklore. I’ve been wanting to make a Little Red Riding Hood papercut for a while.
I’ve designed a couple that portrayed Red as an evil doer and the wolf as the victim, but I never cut them out.
In the original version, the wolf butchers the grandmother and feeds her to Red before devouring her himself, but I couldn’t think of an interesting way to portray that.
I was listening to a lot of Kurt Weill & Bertold Brecht while trying to come up with ideas and that was when I decided to combine the stories of Little Red Riding Hood and Die Moritat von Mackie Messer. So here I have made a Mackie Messer Bad Wolf ravening Little Red Jenny Towler.
If chosen, this will be in an exhibit throughout the summer.
If not chosen…