Alice – Work in progress


Work in progress.

 

This is my second go-round of a bigger, better, Alice piece. (The first one sold, but you can view the WIP on Studio 2’s Instagram page)

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A bit about my process:

I collect vintage and antique illustrated books. Children books are my absolute favorite. I then meticulously razor cut out these illustrations, and carefully create shadowboxes with the newly-cut drawings. The delicate elements of these shadowboxes are held in place with pins, and acid-free bookbinding glue, to give the piece structure, and preserve it over time. This is a detail shot- the total size of the piece measures about 12 by 22 inches. This is the first piece of three. More than one Alice book was used in this process.

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Alice is always fun to work with because this story, along with it’s illustrations, was one of my favorite as a child. While I normally make shadowboxes that aren’t specifically themed with a well-known story, it is now on the back burner of my creative brain. What if I re-imagined The Brother’s Grimm? Or Peter Pan? What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

3 thoughts on “Alice – Work in progress

  1. Oh I love this so much! I adore the Alice stories, they are a big bit of my childhood that’s still with me now. And this technique is so briilaint for Wonderland! Really cool! 😀

  2. Pingback: And Then There Were Two- Alice in Wonderland Shadowbox Process | Studio 2

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