He had been persecuted and despised for his ugliness, and now he heard them say he was the most beautiful of all the birds. Even the elder-tree bent down its bows into the water before him, and the sun shone warm and bright. Then he rustled his feathers, curved his slender neck, and cried joyfully, from the depths of his heart, “I never dreamed of such happiness as this, while I was an ugly duckling.”
~ Hans Christian Anderson, The Ugly Duckling
This piece was created for the "It's All Just a Story" exhibit of art works based on children's stories that will travel through the Dallas public library system throughout the year. This piece has SOLD. Commissions available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for commission interest.