Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Alice Dreaming

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.
- from Lewis Carroll's anagram poem to Alice Liddell

This is the cover image for the Wonderland Revisited 2010 calendar.

26 comments:

Chris David Richards said...

This is the sort of thing that photographers, including me, have to aspire to.

bindu said...

That's so cute! And I love her reflection in the water.

moaromigboyles said...

Wonderful, perfect!!!
I wish Alice would come and visit me :)

femminismo said...

I adore this picture of Alice sleeping. That's what I remember is her falling asleep and then waking to a crazy new world! (Can you fill us in - those who missed the beginning - on how many Alices there are and where they have gone? How did this all start?) - Jeanne

Liza said...

I love this!
Thanks for sharing.

Caio Fernandes said...

this is a real lovely image !!! every thing on it !!

mum said...

gorgeous.

ArtSparker said...

Jeanne - I sent out 18 Alices, as I recall. Perhaps I will do this again in a few months...Right now, it's just a time when I seem to have a lot of un-Alice related stuff I need to communicate about, so it may not be soon. Or possibly I may do something else entirely next time - there are a limited amount of variations on one theme I think.

Roger Simó said...

You're so sensitive... Gogeous picture...

subtorp77 said...

And I was just down to the lake a bit ago but Alice was wide awake and making an interesting discovery. But this here, is truly inspiring! So calm and it comes off so well(especially the reflection ). Outstanding!

tony said...

Lovely Effect.Love The Reflection.

tony said...

Hey! I just saw this blog!

Titus said...

Oh, just beautiful! So reminiscent of the Cottingley Fairies too.

Bee said...

Her petticoats look like butterfly wings. What a beautiful, reflective image . . . and the words, too.

ArtSparker said...

Titus - The Cottingley fairies are absolutely the fairy grandmothers of all of my paper figures.

Titus said...

Ah! It's never occurred to me before.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Have to agree with Chris David Richards here, that is a fantastic photo ArtSparker.

Jasmine said...

I thought your use of shadows in previous posts was clever but the reflection in this picture is delightful. Magic!

Coffee Messiah said...

Magical and creative ; )

mouse (aka kimy) said...

precious...the reflection is magic!

subtorp77 said...

@tony, cool link! Ta much! A bit rare than my Italian art version...

Don said...

Stunning. Simply stunning.

Ande said...

You capture an image of absolute serenity and beauty with humor (a gift you have which I have come to admire more and more on your blog).

grrl + dog said...

Yes and I have one still resting too... she is almost re filled her well...

Inky said...

you always make me wish I was Alice,
your work is so amazing.. TY so much for taking me back in time, for bringing me back to the future, thank YOU for sharing your LOVE..

Isabel said...

This image of Alice, the reflection in the water, it reminded me of "The Lady of Shallot" who looked at the world through a mirror while Alice finds a new one going through it.

You made me want to read Through the Looking-Glass again...