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From Alice to Art: Down the Rabbit Hole

“Begin at the beginning… and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”

Alice in Wonderland is one of my most beloved stories.

It recently inspired a piece of art I completed during ‘Motherhood Unmasked‘ workshops. As I reflected on the journey of being a mother, I likened it to falling down the rabbit hole – a whimsical adventure that is dark at times yet full of colour.

Down the Rabbit Hole. Acrylic on canvas with quotes and image from ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Lewis Carroll. Copyright.

Alice in Wonderland is such an accessible work of literature. I come across Alice quotes, motifs and imagery regularly within a variety of mediums – tattoos, academia, novels, movies, the list goes on. To think that a simple bed-time story once told to a sleepless girl can have such a huge impact on children, adults and the arts.

What would the world be  without Alice in Wonderland?

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