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Art of the Day: Tuesday July 28, 2015

Steampunk Alice in Wonderland: Alice and the Mad Hatter

- by Jasmine Ann Becket-Griffith

This week's theme: Alice's Adventures

Whether they start down a rabbit hole or through a looking glass, Alice's adventures have captured the imaginations of both children and adults for 150 years. The artists at EBSQ are no different and this week Art of the Day presents art inspired by "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass,and What Alice Found There".


Art: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland:  Alice and the Mad Hatter by Artist Jasmine Ann Becket-Griffith
"Alice and the Mad Hatter" - the latest installment in my ever-popular "Alice in Wonderland" series - this is the 21st painting in the series (wow) - and I think it is my BEST! This is one of those extra special paintings I simply can't stop staring at. Alice and the Mad Hatter - yes, finally I've painted him - Alice looking frankly bored, and Hatta looking frankly MAD. Inspired a bit by Tom Waits' song lyric "Mad as a Hatter... thin as a dime" - he's nearly skeletal. Of course there's not a lot of nutrition in a meal consisting solely of tea and mushrooms! It also looks like he's suffered a head wound or trauma of some kind. Mushrooms of all kinds fill the plates, and a glowing viscous liquid fills the tea set. A decided Steampunk flair (this piece goes with my Alice in Steampunk subset series) - cogs and gears and clockwork inspired by Lewis Carroll's elements of time, mathematics and of course clocks. There is a phenomenal amount of detail in this, I stayed up in the wee hours working on this - going a bit mad myself..... This is an ORIGINAL ACRYLIC PAINTING - it measures 24" by 18".

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Detail Image for art Steampunk Alice in Wonderland:  Alice and the Mad Hatter

Detail Image for art Steampunk Alice in Wonderland:  Alice and the Mad Hatter

Detail Image for art Steampunk Alice in Wonderland:  Alice and the Mad Hatter

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