Cautionary Tales for Perilous Times

| re-imagining the world of fairy tales

Cautionary Tales dramatically re-imagines a pantheon of classic characters through stunning new imagery and revised stories, invoking the power of legend to inspire much-needed cultural dialogues.

This book, Cautionary Tales for Perilous Times, takes up the gauntlet thrown down by politically-correct parents who have banished fairy tales as needless relics of the past.

Updating traditional tales with a postmodern twist, the book re-spins classic fables for the new millennium through captivating photography and written stories.
Cautionary Tales - Cover
Cautionary Tales (poster)
For centuries, fairy tales and nursery rhymes have been told to children to teach them lessons about people, culture, and the dangers of the world. Many of the stories being told were quite dark and gripping before Disney got a hold of them! While some of these issues are timeless, the 21st century brings a new cast of characters, and new causes for alarm. The child within each of us no longer has the sage guidance of fairy tales to subtly warn of the menaces we may face in life. With cultural conversations gone awry, valuable life lessons may go unlearned until the harm of firsthand experience befalls us.
We are producing two versions of this book: an elegantly designed and printed soft bound book, with ten of the stories written and photographed, and a larger, hard bound, exquisitely designed coffee table version with thirty illustrated tales. In addition, there will be a gallery exhibit with each of the major photographic plates of the thirty tales exhibited as large format, archival, museum quality, giclée prints. A limited edition run of those prints will be for sale.
Cautionary Tales (snake woman)
Cautionary Tales
Soft bound Medium Trade Format
+ 10 full-color illustrations
+ Digital color press
+ Includes one small fine art print
Cautionary Tales
The Art Prints
+ handmade
+ museum quality acid & lignin-free paper
+ 12 color archival UV inks
+ 2 coats transparent UV protective spray
+ numbered, embossed and signed limited edition
Cautionary Tales
Collectors' Edition - Hard Back
+ Large Format
+ Signed and Numbered copies
+ 9x12 in
+ 60 full-color illustrations
+ 30 full-color plates
+ Printed on premium paper
+ Includes one 8" x 10" fine art print