Alice in process…

Instead of the question “Who is Alice?” there are now paths leading to what Alice might come to be…

17 Jul 2018

Vale of Tears: Alice Madness Returns concept art

“There is a place, like no place on earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger. Some say, to survive it, you need to be as mad as a hatter. Which, luckily, I am.”

 From Tim Burton's Alice in Underland, not Lewis Carroll.

Kokusyoku Sumire and Alice in Dreamland. Sweet and weird, very precious!

Kokusyoku Sumire official website

15 Jul 2018

Follow the Alice of Jonathan Miller

Photographs by Lord Snowdon from the set of Jonathan Miller’s Alice in Wonderland, published in Vogue (December 1966).

"The film is very elaborate in its setting. […] I wanted to recreate, in addition to a dream, that bursting fatal ripeness of Pre-Raphaelite realism. I wanted the child to move through a world where every detail threatened to blossom with some dreadful vision. Grass blades, dewdrops, bricks, silk brocade, violets, and lace. […] It seems that the film contains the entire visual contents of the child’s mind. Every object and surface she has ever seen and forgotten looms up with fatal clarity. […] We petitioned for that special syrupy English summer heat when insects play cellos in the grass and oak trees stand stock still on their own doilies of midsummer shadow. Because that’s the sort of afternoon when Alice fell to drowsing. […] It’s quite clear that Carroll understood the awful apocalyptic mystery of English nature—its terrible damp, mossy fecundity with hobbits and angels ripening like dragonfly larvae in the ooze"

source: Fuck Yeak Jonathan Miller

27 Jun 2018

Rare, Uncollected, Unpublished, Nonexistent Verse of Lewis Carroll

"Callooh! Callay! Rare, Uncollected, Unpublished, & Nonexistent Verse of Lewis Carroll, edited by Edward Wakeling and August A. Imholtz, Jr., is on its way to all members as a free premium! For others, the only way to get a copy is to become a member. (This is due to an agreement with the C. L. Dodgson Estate, in which the book may not be sold.) But that’s a truly fine bonus!"
The official web site of the LCSNA

I'm very glad and grateful for having contributed with this two collages among amazing illustrations by Jonathan Dixon, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Tania Ianovskaia, Oleg Lipchenko, Byron Sewell, Mahendra Singh.

Mary “Minnie”, Isabella “Ella” and Emily “Emmie” Drury (August 1869) 

Three little maidens, weary of the rail – 
Three pairs of little ears, listening to a tale – 
Three little hands, held out in readiness 
For three little puzzles, very hard to guess – 
Three pairs of little eyes, open wonder-wide 
At three little scissors lying side by side – 
Three little mouths, that thanked an unknown friend 
For one little book he undertook to send – 
Tho’ whether they’ll remember a friend, or book, or day, 
In three little weeks, is more than I can say.

Lewis Carroll

Collage Adriana Peliano

Lorina, Alice and Edith Liddell 
To Lorina, Alice and Edith Liddell. Christmas 1861. 

Little maidens, when you look 
On this little story-book, 
Reading with attentive eye 
Its enticing history, 

Never think that hours of play 
Are your only HOLIDAY, 
And that in a HOUSE of joy
Lessons serve but to annoy: 

If in any HOUSE you find 
Children of a gentle mind, 
Each the others pleasing ever – 
Each the others vexing never – 

Daily work and pastime daily 
In their order taking gaily – 
Then be very sure that they 
Have a life of HOLIDAY. 

Lewis Carroll 

Collage Adriana Peliano