The Giselle collection

Can't help but dance

By Ailene Cuthbertson. Danced by Paige Cockerton.

© 2017, Ailene Cuthbertson, Can't help but dance. Photograph.
© 2017, Ailene Cuthbertson, Can’t help but dance. Photograph.

Calm, golden, early morning light glows around the young ballerina as she laces her pointe shoes.

The village is sleepy in the morning sun. Misty mountains lie behind trees that have turned the golds and oranges of autumn.

Giselle skips out of her cottage. She can’t see anyone. She must have imagined the knock on her door. No matter.

It’s a new day, she’s young, in love, and can’t help but dance.

  • Title Can’t help but dance
  • Artist Ailene Cuthbertson
  • Medium Photograph
  • Year 2017

Part of the Giselle collection

From bright golds and oranges on a joyous autumn day, to shining, white-gowned ghosts drifting through the moonlit forest – Giselle is a haunting and tragic love story.

I’ve made Can’t help but dance into a digital wallpaper freebie – just for you! Download it here and decorate your mobile phone or tablet. Be sure to let me know what you think!

Wallpaper gift for your mobile. Artwork: Can't help but dance by Ailene Cuthbertson.

Can’t help but dance is digital art, giclée printed with long-life ink on 100% cotton rag fine art paper – a high quality print that will last a lifetime.

© 2017, Ailene Cuthbertson, Can't help but dance. Photograph, 30 cm x 30 cm.

This print is a limited edition of 10, and comes in one size, 12″ x 12″ (30 cm x 30 cm).

Choose from framed or unframed:

Unframed, so you can choose a frame to suit your décor
$250 NZD

Professionally framed with a classic, antique-feel, off-white frame, and UV protective glass, ready to hang
$410 NZD

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I may be able to direct you to a gallery or exhibition where you can see this print in person (which is always the best!) Otherwise, I’ll order a print for you. Please allow some time for my wonderful local printers to print and frame – depending on how busy they are, it may take a few weeks. Let me know if there's a particular date you have in mind!

It is always very special to be able to take home a memento of a great holiday break and I am delighted with “Freed from the Earth”. I was immediately drawn to the ethereal quality of Paige’s dance and the way you had portrayed her gown. She is now hanging in our home and looking just lovely – makes me smile every time I look at it.

Anne from Auckland