Morgan Stewart

Once Upon a Time

Morgan Stewart

Once Upon a Time

Date

2018

Media

Laser Print

Binding

Hand-sewn

Dimensions

5 × 7 × 2 in

Collection

$ 7.00

Out of Print


Laser print on paper, unique book construction, accordion fold-out with string closure, 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches, 2018

Once upon a time there was a king. The king only loved one thing. Not the queen, not the throne. No. He loved the royal menagerie, where he kept one hundred and one tigers. But there was no money in the royal coffers. The tigers starved, and the king made a choice. he sent out his royal guard. They snatched beggars off the streets and threw them to the tigers, but it was not enough. So the guard was sent out again and again and again. They brought farmers, merchants, soldiers, artists, musicians, doctors. It was never enough. He gave the tigers his servants, his advisors. his queen. Finally, there was no one left for the royal guard to bring. So he pushed them to the tigers, one after another. The kingdom was empty. The tigers hungry. The king alone. They tore him apart. Who killed the kingdom? It was not the tigers.