Sunday, March 28, 2010

Alice and the Red King #2

Alice reflected in mirror fragments...The aborigines say "There is a dream dreaming us".

I used a turn of the nineteenth century advertising card to represent Alice.

19 comments:

Susan at Stony River said...

What a fantastic way to represent a dreaming - I like what you did with the mirrors and how vividly but brokenly Alice appears there.

I do hope you haven't incurred the traditional 7 years bad luck getting this photo?!

ArtSparker said...

Susan- What's that line from the Blues song, "If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all'? Heh. Or I could be being a leetle melodramatic.....I have a license for that, because I am an artist.

Sarah said...

I love the way you have done this picture with the face of Alice reflected in the glass. So clever! And so apt.

Eva said...

... and again: how did you do this?

ArtSparker said...

Eva- All I did was hold the advertising card over the mirror fragments sitting on the book with my left hand and take the photograph with my right hand.

rosedale's 4head said...

okay, now you've really dunnit, missy! this has got to be my favorite of favorites of favorites of favorites- this is so electric! isn't it taunting how artists create with a simple left-right...? it's that darned ole genius-noggin that stunts the rest of us....

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

I like your funny artwork ;:OD)
Have a nice Eastertime!

aleph said...

I´ve been following all Alice´s posts, but definitely this one struck me with its wonder, that clever and yet very simple mechanism of representation with the mirrows intervening the drawing on the book and the quote remembered me of course Jorge Luis Borges.

Totalfeckineejit said...

You am too clever.And my appreciative head is but a cabbage.

Ginga Squid said...

Very, very clever!

Cobalt Violet said...

This is so cool! You are amazing. I was showing your blog to my friend Lisa the other night when she was over having dinner and we were marveling at your work!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Beautiful. It does make it look like broken tile, very effective! -j

Celeste Bergin said...

oooooooooo I really love love love this one. She is all the more beautiful because she is broken.

grrl + dog said...

They do say mirrors are gateways,

scrying

and seeing things from a different perspective..

Subby said...

Well done! Especially the fragment arrangement :) And kinda like how most dreams are fragmented, yes? Well ,for me anyway, heh.

Drawing challenge just posted here. Be afraid...

Fiona said...

Love it!

Cláudia said...

The drawing bellow the mirrors does resemble a thorax, with shoulders. Alice's image is perfectly "planted" in it like a head.
So brilliant, Susan!

Anja said...

This is so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!
Love it!!!!!!!!!!!
You are so clever!

Tomás Serrano said...

Great image, so thought-provoking...