Fat Alice

It’s finally completed and on display as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass‘. Many thanks to the Stephen Oliver Gallery for their wall space!


Stephen did ask for an original interpretation to the books, and this is my response. A modern take on our own ‘rabbit holes’ that suck us in on a daily basis as an escape from the reality of our lives. The playing card wallpaper and chequerboard floor echo the dominant themes of cards and chess in the two books respectively. As a nod to Disney’s Cheshire cat, the troublesome feline has been stuffed and turned into a footstool, and the eagle-eyed will spot what Alice has been eating these days. The colours of Alice and her footstool are almost cartoon-like in quality, in contrast to the dullness of her real-life surroundings.

The painting is 20″x 24″ acrylic on canvas and will be available to buy from the Stephen Oliver Gallery – please visit the Orchard Shopping Centre, or contact Stephen if you are interested in buying this piece.

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