Friday, March 12, 2010

Subterranean Roots

I have been rereading Graham Greene's Under the Garden and noticing its parallels to Wonderland - the protagonist falls though a hole in the ground and discovers strange characters beneath the surface. What I had not noticed previously is the resemblance of the ruler of the underground kingdom to Humpty Dumpty, in his enthroned eminence, in his air of infallibility, and in the apparent deliriousness of his pronouncements which yet seem to have something hidden underneath. The rereading is prior to sending two copies of this little Penguin reissue off to foreign parts, the idea is to have a sort of virtual book club when the copies are received, I will post one illustration to commence the reading period and then another a couple of weeks later and if others want to participate, we can have a discussion in the comments section. It's available on Amazon, and first appeared in the story collection A Sense of Reality.

A plan has emerged regarding these altered photos, more on that later. The illlustration friday prompt is subterranean.

17 comments:

Totalfeckineejit said...

That pic is weirdly wonderful.

Son of Incogneato said...

Daisy Heads. Subterranean Roots. Yes.

Cláudia said...

That blue flower wants to fly. I believe it's already detached from those tangled roots.

rosedale's 4head said...

ooo i like this! hmmm, the black sheep in reverse...

Midnight Design Studio said...

I so love this!

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Anna Raff said...

I like the altered photo. Looking forward to seeing more.

Celeste Bergin said...

OMG the baby daisy is the best! :)

spiritcloth said...

a fav

Amy C said...

oh I love what you did, those roots are so beautiful.

Tomás Serrano said...

All is fabulous here. One of my favorites... again. The invasion of the head snatchers.

INDIGENE said...

Wow! Such a clever idea!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

could have been a sepia saturday post! wonderful adaption.

studio lolo said...

I'm lovin' this!

donny* said...

aha! excellent take.

Poet in Residence said...

Humpty Dumpty is also in Finnegans Wake.

Valerie Lorimer said...

This is awesome! It's really interesting to look at.

FHNavarro said...

Great idea!! i like this!!

Cheers!!