Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Decade in Wonderland...

Alice In Wonderland is one of the all-time most popular children’s books ever written. It has been translated into 125 different languages and has never been out of print. In 1998, it became the most expensive children’s book ever known, as an 1865 edition was sold at an auction for $1.5 million (eclipsed later by J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard).

Over 100 editions have been illustrated, each a unique and wondrous reflection of its time, and a coveted literary and artistic treasure. Nearly one decade ago, I began outlining and sketching my own version, which set out to accomplish the lofty goals of:

1) Creating original and highly contemporary illustrations for my version-being the first to incorporate both time-honored, hand-done media blended with 3D digital sculpture. There has not been any version like this and the closest thing to it would be Tim Burton’s forthcoming movies based on Alice In Wonderland.

2) To be the first artist who actually tries to bridge both time periods, drawing on rich Art Nouveau and Victorian ads and antiques and mixing this with the spectacle of high strangeness in today’s "wonderland" of high-speed pop culture, art and media, so that Alice’s dreamworld is unlike anything ever imagined-like a dreamworld should be!

3) To do justice to the original 1865 work and respectfully preserve all of the classic text by Lewis Carroll.

4) To create a version of Alice In Wonderland that is noteworthy, eagerly sought, collected and loved by fans of the original tale.

This Blog is a book end in the story of what will become of my version.

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