Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Alice and the Red King

Here's the scene from the book of Alice and the Red King dreaming (a second version involving more mirrors to come in a few days). It's non-canonical - Alice is actually awake when she is told that she is part of the Red King's dream. I have donated this 8" x 10" print to Made for Aid, please go to their site if you would like to bid on it (funds collected go to Haiti and Darfur) or one of the other handcrafts there now.

11 comments:

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

lovely, so nice!

Fresca said...

I thought, "Poppies, my pretty!"

femminismo said...

This is lovely, asleep in the blue of the world.

donny* said...

wonderful! love the color against the drawings.

Pure Fiction said...

This is beautiful. Hope it gets lots of bids.

Cláudia said...

Susan, have you ever heard about Chuang Tzu and the Butterfly?

"Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man."

From Wikiquote (Quotations sourced to the book known as Zhuangzi)

I do hope bedtime has recharged your energy!

Cláudia said...

Susan, I am in a wonderful state where the two - actually three, I must not forget your book - Alice books merge into one and I am able to make all possible connections (constructions). I am thrilled!

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS:

`He's dreaming now,' said Tweedledee: `and what do you think he's dreaming about?'
Alice said `Nobody can guess that.'
`Why, about you!' Tweedledee exclaimed, clapping his hands triumphantly. `And if he left off dreaming about you, where do you suppose you'd be?'
`Where I am now, of course,' said Alice.
`Not you!' Tweedledee retorted contemptuously. `You'd be nowhere. Why, you're only a sort of thing in his dream!'
`If that there King was to wake,' added Tweedledum, `you'd go out-- bang!--just like a candle!'

ALICE IN WONDERLAND:

” And she tried to fancy what the flame of a candle looks like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing."

Thank you for sparking my brain with all sorts of meditations!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Sparkly idea, Sparkey!

Susan at Stony River said...

I love this photo (and the question Alice ponders) but wow, how nice to discover Made4Aid!

I'm on my way over now to place a bid for Alice and RK, and will keep an eye on future auctions there too. Thanks!

Fiona said...

Fab, fab, fab.

Anja said...

Violet and BW... perfect!