7 Nov 2010

More Wonders of Lissi Elle

I heard you fell into a Rabbit Hole...
Lissi Elle / I heard you fell into a Rabbit Hole...

Queen Alice
Lissi Elle / Queen Alice

The Trouble with Daydreaming
Lissi Elle / The Trouble with Daydreaming

see other works by Lissy Elle HERE

The pictures of Lissi Elle are a land of wonders. Alice is a constant presence as an intimate experience, a state of the soul full of adventures into the forest, that is also a secret place under sheets in a precious girly territory. Alice is a state of becoming, daydreaming, playing, searching for yourself, creating your own world.

"Alice in Wonderland is frequently interpreted as a story about coming of age, told from the perspective of a young girl seeking to find her place in a world whose laws and customs are unfamiliar to her. In order to correctly play the role expected ofher, Alice needs to learn these unfamiliar codes. One hundred and fifty yearslater, the conventions may have changed, but they still dictate the transition from girlhood into womanhood. This aspect of the story remains as topical as ever and is reflected in contemporary works – especially by younger women artists – with Alice as an identification figure.

In a number of photographic works,for example, key scenes from the novels are re-enacted in a contemporary context, while in some of the sculptural pieces, Alice's body and the challenges it faces have been brought together in different combinations, similar to how the letters of her name are rearranged to create the works' titles, turning Alice into Lacie, Elica... Carroll's Alice has an enduring fascination and will surely continue to inspire future creations in the Wonderland of art." 


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