I got a few more tins the other weekend so its nice to be using them again. Measuring 8cm long, 6cm wide, this one has been used to house a small corset made from paper and fabric – An Invite for Alice.
I’m looking for a couple of special tins for a commission I have but I’ve not found them yet.
I imagine this one as an invitation from the Mad Hatter to Alice to come and join his infamous tea party. I wanted it to look fun and appeal to the young at heart.
It’s got a little ceramic cup hanging from the corset along with a couple of birds. I like the mismatch of beads as I cam imagine the Mad Hatter’s tea party being very mismatched.
So there you have her, a small three dimensional corset inspired by “Alice In Wonderland”. Constructed from book papers, it is tiny with lots of intricate detail such as a beautiful pale blue colored ribbon edging around the bottom of the corset. A ruffle of white net also along the bottom. The colours and the beads of the piece reflect the mad hatters tea party, a small ceramic cup hangs from the corset as well as some little birds and some brightly coloured beads. On the front of the vintage tin is an invitation to Alice.
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March 8, 2013 4 Comments
A couple of weeks ago we (Tom, Tabby, Jess myself and my mum) all went to Liverpool for the day, to visit the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the Tate Liverpool.
The exhibition was pretty extensive. It started with a look at the life and interests of the author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and the influences upon him, of the Pre-Raphaelite artists with whom he associated.
He was extremely interested in photography and there were numerous examples of his work on display. They even had one of his cameras on display, a huge thing made of wood (and there’s me moaning about my little 3 mega pixel wonder of modern technology)
Also in the first part of the exhibition were some of his photographs of the Liddle sisters, one of which was Alice, who would ultimately become the centre piece of Dodgson’s most famous work.
We missed out on part of the exhibition, the part displaying some of Dodgson’s original writings and early editions of his published works (not that I minded).
The reminder of the exhibition was about how the Alice in Wonderland story has gone on to capture the imagination of artists over the decades since it was first published and how it has been interpreted over and over again.
We all enjoyed the exhibition tremendously and would recommend it to everyone. I think the exhibition is over now and I’m not sure if it is moving on to another venue. However, the Tate Liverpool is a great day out. Once you’ve finished there you can wander around the docks or, like we did, pop over the road to Liverpool 1. Here you can find the Blue Coat Gallery and also the Walker Gallery.
These are some of the postcards I picked up at the exhibition. To view larger versions don’t forget to click on the image.
January 31, 2012 No Comments
You may have noticed over recent months I’m on a bit of an Alice in Wonderland thing; its having quite an influence on my assemblage and paper/book sculpture. Well if you live near Liverpool or are visiting between now and the end of January, you might beat me to an exhibition I want to go to – Alice in Wonderland at the Tate Liverpool.
“Lewis Carroll’s timeless novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, have fascinated children and adults alike since their publication over 150 years ago. Alice in Wonderland at Tate Liverpool is the first exhibition of its kind to explore how Lewis Carroll’s stories have influenced the visual arts, inspiring generations of artists. The exhibition will provide insight into the creation of the novels and the inspiration they have provided for artists through the decades.
The starting point for the exhibition is Carroll’s original manuscript, written in 1864 as a present for ten year old Alice Liddell. Carroll’s own illustrations ensured that images were central to the story, creating a visual world which took on a life of its own.
Alice in Wonderland will offer visitors a rare opportunity to view Carroll’s own drawings and photographs, alongside Victorian Alice memorabilia and John Tenniel’s preliminary drawings for the first edition of the novel”.
To find out more visit the Tate Liverpool web site at www.tate.org.uk/liverpool/
November 11, 2011 No Comments
I was given a tiny old 1930’s encyclopedia and loved the size of it. So, I just thought of Alice in Wonderland, where she enters a minature world.
When I took the photos for our online shop and Etsy store the sun was out and I managed to get some good photos in the natural light. Here are some of the extra photos I took but have not been used on Etsy.
Alice (Drink Me)
November 2, 2011 No Comments