My drawing and painting life
Art work done for Jane Davenports “Wonderland” class. The idea is to make color blobs and add faces, legs, arms and such to turn them into alternative ‘Card Guards’ .
Think: the absurdly harsh Queen of Alice in Wonderland and her helpers, the Card Guards. Yes?
I am taking this assignment as quick practice paintings – that’s what they are supposed to be anyway (as far as I know). I’m just making all kinds of marks, sometimes like in the imaginary creatures series and trying out all sorts of things. The banner is inspired by Janes examples.
As the marks looked like fluffy material, I added darker fluffiness, I you get what I mean.
On Alice in Wonderland
I am rereading Alice in Wonderland and finding out new things. Everyone is playing a silly kind of croquet. Alice is getting stressed a bit, as the queen is constantly watching everyone and calling out: “Off with his head!” and “Off with her head”. Someone (the King?) remarks in passing to Alice that the Queen is rather insecure. Don’t worry, he says. And when the Queen doesn’t look, he tells the guards to let everyone go who was sentenced to death. Suddenly I think of birthday parties that were fun but also stressful for me (was everyone having fun?) and getting all irritated. There’s a moral here. Lovely.
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