Alice in process…

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

15 Sep 2011

Alice by Tove Jansson


Tove Jansson


It is amazing to notice that most Alice illustrators do not depict Dinah.
While going down in the rabbit hole Alice asks: Does cats eat bats? Does bats eat cats?
Here Alice walks with Dinah to ask if she has ever eaten a bat. From the back, the silhouette of the cat resembles a bat.

Alice talks many times in the book about Dinah, contacting with her own primitive instincts to
eat and to be eaten. Sometimes I imagine Dinah as a kind of animal of power to Alice, the one she connects to obtain strenght and confidence.

It is so beautiful and poetic this image! The rhythm of grass, the flowers and the hair creates a great dynamism. The image is full of mystery and sensuality.

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson


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Know about the artist here

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