Saturday, February 27, 2010

Strange Perspective

There's a little of William Blake's "The Crystal Cabinet" in this one, as Alice strives "to seize the inmost form". But as noted previously, these gems elude us, but continue to fascinate. The IllustrationFriday prompt is perspective.

I was very excited to see that Illustrator Oliver Flores is doing a Lost Series. I know some of my readers will be thrilled too.

And here's another take on Alice at Ambient Ink.

Linking to this just because, on Sara Lechner's blog. I remember pasting a pink cake in the shape of a lamb in a scrapbook when I was eight years old. It was simply the most beautiful thing I had ever seen, and of course, it was a lamb and a cake at the same time. Take that, Roland Barthes!

23 comments:

Deb G said...

Really like this.... I have to confess I've never read Alice in Wonderland. I'm going to have to fix that. :)

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Love your Alice inspired pieces recently

Carolyn

Steve said...

Most other-worldy...!

The Scrybe said...

Love the picture :)

Needle Woven Studio said...

I find it easy to become lost inside this image. Beautiful. In regard to the Maeterlinck quote - it is spellbinding - along with the image you coupled it with.

ArtSparker said...

Thanks, guys.

Deb G- One of the great works of English Literature.

NWS - this is something I come back to again and again, this quote.

Amy C said...

I love your Alice, and all of those fabrics are beautiful too.

Cláudia said...

Oh, Susan! I am speechless!

That "juego de espelhos", Alice's expression, the ghost hand, the gems, the textures, the colors - wow!!!!

As Aleph has said once:

"But of course, you have to dare to touch."

Alice is daring enough, that's is probably why we love her so much!

As for Lost - thank you, thank you, thank you!

ArtSparker said...

Amy- this is an antique kimono, I think it must have been dyed with aniline dyes, because i had it hanging up and the colors faded. It is wierdly unJapanese is that there is an Arabian Nights Garden with white peacocks on it.

C- re Lost, heh.

Ginga Squid said...

Beautiful - especially that gorgeous purple colour!

rosedale's 4head said...

whoa!

Kaetlyn Wilcox said...

Fantastic! I can't stop looking and looking and looking.

Eva said...

I have a lamb story from my childhood. As an Easter present, I got a lamb of Marzipan, the fur was made of ground coco. I loved this lamb and wanted to keep it as long as possible. Along came my Mom with a ravenous appetite on something sweet -- she was a diabetic -- and bit off the lamb's head. I was devastated.

ArtSparker said...

Eva- interesting variation on Kronos devouring his children.

Titus said...

This is to die for! Keep looking at it and can't work out how it works. Looking Glass indeed.

ArtSparker said...

Titus- Heh. Photoshop + the base image (with mirrors) is upside down

INDIGENE said...

So magical!

Cláudia said...

"A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see."
RB

Totalfeckineejit said...

Mesmericious!

Celeste Bergin said...

oh my that has a maze kind of quality--deliciously and wonderfully confusing. I bet you were quite the little pasting youngster. I can see that.

yvette said...

I don't understand everything but Saraha is one of my favorits since a long time!

kizkizzz
yvette

ot..thanks for the Blake quote!

Titus said...

Ah. Not that I actually have any idea what Photoshop does...

The Crow said...

This looks so other-worldly, which always appeals to me.