There’s a reason that Alice in Wonderland art and retellings are so prevalent, and it’s not just because it’s in the public domain. The sheer ridiculousness of Wonderland is refreshing – given that we as adults have near endless regulations. Wonderland defies gravity, logic, social custom, and turns it all on its head.
Some of my favorite artists play with perspective and distortion, in particular Justin Bua and David Garibaldi, and a big part of my love of Wonderland is that it practically begs to be twisted into new reincarnations.
In the Alice paper collage I’m working on at the moment, I’m taking advantage of that: the entire project is one of the largest I’ve done, and it has a great amount of detail, such as a puffy armchair less than an inch tall. Alice stuck inside the White Rabbit’s house is far from a unique choice, but it’s an apt place to start when it comes to stretching regular proportions.
My Alice is not a child, and she wears badass boots.