Saturday, April 28, 2007

alice in wonderland ab page

this altered book page is one that i did in a round robin where the book's theme was "children's stories". i chose "alice in wonderland" because i had recently watched "the matrix" and was comparing all the similarities of the stories in my mind. amazingly similar in many spots!

in thinking about "alice in wonderland" as a story, images came to mind of the most memorable spots in the story to me. i printed off images to match those things, including a picture of the disney version of alice, the cheshire cat, tweedledee and tweedledum, a clock (representing the rabbit who was always late), and all the heart cards in a deck w/ emphasis put on the queen of hearts.

the quote at the top says --
"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said that Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

this was a quick and fun page to do and really worked out nice because of the long area to work on. i liked this quote specifically because it so relates to the whole world at times -- sometimes it seems that we are all mad. some people know it and some people don't -- that's the only difference.


Blogger Humincat said...

Looks great but I don't understand what you would do with it. Is it in a book wih other similar ideas. That would be cool. I just have never seen anything like this. It kinda reminds me of my sister's scrapbooking.

Sun Apr 29, 12:08:00 AM CDT  
Blogger jill said...

well, altered books are their own art form. the owner of a book decides that this book is no longer wanted or usable and decides to do artwork in it. in a round robin, there are several people within the group that the owner trades books w/ and creates art in several people's books. when the owner gets the book back, it is a collection of art to enjoy and/or put on display. the owner can then decide whether to finish all the other pages within the book or to leave part of them unfinished for later or unfinished just for looks.

it's an exploratory artform, where the viewer can look, touch, play w/ the art. it's a fun thing to create, entertaining to look at, and exciting to wait/get your book back in the mail to see what great works of art people have done in your book for you to keep.

Sun Apr 29, 02:18:00 AM CDT  
Blogger aPugsLife-laserone said...

This is really cool! I've been wanting to try doing altered books. They're so neat. :)

Sun Apr 29, 06:46:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Africantapestry said...

Nice pages! I also enjoy alice in wonderland...I find so many small lessons to be learnt there!

Fri May 04, 05:28:00 AM CDT  

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