LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Grimm Brothers in Mauro De Leo's adaptation
Mika Hirasa, aka Micao, is a painter and illustrator of Japanese embroidery. Her particular sewing technique earned her several awards, including the Kumio Tochiori Award in 2003.
Who doesn’t know the story of Little Red Riding Hood? How many times has it been written, rewritten and even modified? Little Red Riding Hood is a cheerful little girl and a little disobedient, who is bringing a basket of provisions to her sick grandmother. In the woods the little girl meets a wolf and ... What’s new in this edition is the illustrations by Micao: designs first embroidered by hand on the fabric, and then photographed so that they are more real than a decoration. It is thanks to these images that this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm’s ancient tale still manages to touch today’s readers. «I want my art to remain in people's hearts and, through its warmth and humor, transmit the feeling of embroidery materials». Micao