This haunting tribute to Edgar Alan Poe began its life as a blue jay music box. After removing the fan on the back of the bird's head, the head and back were resculpted to refine the silhouette. The anatomical heart (Telltale Heart), Plague Mask (Mask of the Red Death), and Pendulum (The Pit and the Pendulum) were all hand-sculpted using wood and air-dry clay. The Raven is accented with iridescent teals and purples to produce the oil-slick effect of the feathers. Hot glue accents give the blood drips a 3D look and the original seed in the bird's beak has been transformed into an eye. The music box is still functional although the tune plays slowly (which only adds to the creep factor) and features an on/off switch on the back. Signed by the artist on the bottom. This truly unique piece of art pays homage to one of the most influential gothic horror authors in history. Measures 6" x 3.75" x 3.75".
As both an Author & Artist, Jenny Allen is commited to superior quality and always strives to improve her techniques. Every unique piece of art (including the novels) are signed before they are packaged for shipping. Some rare items are numbered as part of a limited series.
Mrs. Allen has an incredible talent. This book (Rose of Jericho) will hook you in the first few chapters and keep you wanting more all the way through. These characters she has created are incredibly relatable and will quickly become your family. I can’t wait for the next book in this amazing series. A huge thank you to the author.
Author & Artist
Jenny Allen is the author of The Lilith Adams Series, which includes Blood Lily and Rose of Jericho. She also has several published poems and short stories in University journals while spending time as a reporter and photographer for the Chattanooga State College newspaper. Ms. Allen has studied forensic science, done extensive research in world cultures and myths, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Registered Nursing while working full time as an RN for Select Specialty Hospital. Her background as a published photographer and an award winning artist help her visualize the scenes when writing, contributing to her unique style of vivid imagery.
Born on a Royal Air base in Lakenheath England, she left the U.K. at the age of 9 to travel all over the United States and Germany. She turned to writing poetry after the suicide of a close friend in her sophomore year of high school in San Antonio, TX. She later graduated to short stories and narratives until, in 2002, she wrote her first novel, Lilith in London, which was never published, but exists as 432 hand written pages in a binder. Over the course of twelve years the novel underwent a lengthy metamorphosis, eventually becoming her first published novel, Blood Lily.