Alice in process…

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

4 Feb 2018

ALICE IN WONDERLAND ZAKHODER throught the Belarusian illustrator Nicolay Kozlov' dream

 Nicolay Kozlov, 1980

 “I wish I could tell you half the things Alice used to say, beginning with her favourite phrase ‘Let’s pretend.’  Through the Looking glass


 Nicolay Kozlov

 Nicolay Kozlov

Let’s pretend that a book cover is a magic door. A shelf is turned into a corridor full of doors, a library into a labyrinth. Opening a door and facing an illustration, we are invited to wonder: how can I enter this picture and wander about among those beds of bright flowers and those cool fountains? Our key is curiosity. It is time to strengthen our power of “let’s pretend,” still haunted by the child’s dreams and the dream-child. As Virginia Woolf said, the Alice books “are not books for children. They are the only books in which we become children.” 
Adriana Peliano: source

 
 Nicolay Kozlov

“Alice in the Sky with Diamonds,” the girl with kaleidoscopic eyes, shines between a logical world and an enigmagic world. The dream of Alice is able to dive into the source of creativity and challenge the limits of the possible. Gardens of delights can bloom as we wander in woods where things have no names, flow in the river of metamorphosis, believe in impossible things, follow paradoxical and corkscrew paths, make deals with fabulous monsters, become a friend of Time. We can follow our own path into the most beautiful garden, and awaken as Lewis Carroll invites us to infinite Alices laughing like mad grins traveling in the air. And you! Who are you? I can see you are trying to invent something!"
Adriana Peliano: source

 
 Lewis Carroll ALICE IN WONDERLAND ZAKHODER Russian illustr. Kozlov 1980



 Nicolay Kozlov


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