Fancy my seeing the Bogey-Beast all to myself; and making myself so free with it, too! said the old woman. My goodness! I do feel that upliftedthat GRAND!
From English Fairy Tales, 1918.
Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) is one of the few illustrators as skillful at showing us the visible world as the realms and inhabitants of the imagination.
Rackham's fairies are superbly beautiful, but he also pictures magnificently creatures that no one has ever seen, at least not outside of dreams and nightmares. His animate trees are undeniably real, albeit not something to be met with on a dark night, but many of his other visions show us beings and things we cannot place or define.