The Smell of Fear
Perfume comes in luxurious, ornate bottles containing worlds, memories, surprises, bouquets, and in this case the smell of fear. My perfume project was at a research stage when Russia invaded the Ukraine and it seemed perfect for a response that then could help supply aid. 
From midday on Friday 18th March each of the above drawings will be available to be swapped for a donation to the charity below plus postage:

https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal
Each work is 27 x 35 cm, ink, acrylic paint and pencil on Fabriano paper, titled, dated and stamped. First to message me by email at fatimafletcher@icloud.com, through instagram @fatima.fletcher  or by contacting me on my contact page here has the drawing reserved. Once proof of donation is sent to me I will find the postage charge to your location and send my PayPal details - for example it will be about 12 euros to rest of Europe or UK from where  I am in Gran Canaria, Spain.

Every little helps ... if you fancy a drawing give what you can 
List of drawings starting top left:
01. SOLD  'Emperor's New Clothes'  features the classic male torso bottle - think Jean Paul Gaultier - representing Putin wearing the Imperial crown of Russia. Worn until 1917 when the Russian Monarchy was abolished. Let's face it, he's delusional fancying himself as an Imperial Majesty. So here he is wearing the crown but also with a spotty bum.
02. SOLD  'Bottled Bear' is the image of the Russian bear trapped, trying to get out. Used in Russia since the 16th century in cartoons, articles, and dramatic plays the bear symbolises strength, aggression and power. But has been used by the West to portray Russia as big, brutal and clumsy. Here, like Pandora's box, it is a danger best kept with the lid on... as recent events in Ukraine have proved.
03. SOLD 'Reliquary - or Putin's Tiny Penis' From the photographs of him posing next to treasure he found under the sea, or scoring goals at professional ice hockey matches, it is obvious to everyone that Putin has a tiny penis. A reliquary is a container for relics, usually bones or fingers of Saints or leaders. This reliquary is based upon one in the Victoria & Albert museum collection where the remains are held in rings on the fingers.
04. SOLD 'Tank' There are perfume bottles on the market in the shape of bombs, Viktor & Rolf for example, so I extended this into the body of a Russian tank with gun as bottle top. Inside is a sad world of snow and tank tracks and winter trees based on images from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
05.  SOLD 'Resistance' places the colours of the Ukrainian flag upon a simple bottle.
06. SOLD 'Molotov' is inspired by the Ukrainian brewery that turned its production from beer to Molotov cocktails. It uses the hand and bottle as one, which is how they always appear to me in images of Molotovs being thrown.
07. 'War bride' The wedding of two Ukrainian soldiers was well reported in the press. The marriage was for love, the risk of death gives the event a poignant sadness, as the bride wore a veil co-ordinated with her camouflage uniform.
08. 'Aid Ukraine' is a sheaf of wheat and sunflower shaped empty bottle. As will be the fields, after the invasion is over and planting could never happen. The loss of grain will be felt globally, not just in the Ukraine, famine is a real possibility.
09. 'Putin the Moth'  This image is a moth - which apparently was Putin's nickname at the KGB - married with a Russian fighter jet. One silently waits for it's moment, the other attacks.
10. SOLD 'Bottled Bear 2' is again the image of the Russian bear trapped, trying to get out. Used in Russia since the 16th century in cartoons, articles, and dramatic plays the bear symbolises strength, aggression and power. But has been used by the West to portray Russia as big, brutal and clumsy. Here, like Pandora's box, it is a danger best kept with the lid on... as recent events in Ukraine have proved.
11. 'Surface to air' – the meme of the Javelin Saint is one of the images of this conflict. The Javelin being a shoulder launcher for missiles supplied to Ukraine by the West and responsible in part for the successful defence. I took the Javelin shape and the saintly fabric folds to create the shape of the bottle.
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