Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'
With the first year of university work out the way, and with a somewhat empty schedule opening up, an opportunity to start something fresh arises...
One of my most loved fictional worlds of all time derives from the wonderful work of Lewis Carroll. Wonderland's literary nonsense provides great enjoyment, and has a charm that arguably not many worlds can accomplish. What also intrigues me about this fictional place are the dark themes of madness and insanity that are present throughout, providing artists and designers with a more sinister exploration through the imaginative world that has almost always been associated with younger audiences.
Chapter 7: A Mad Tea-Party
Though the novel has many enjoyable scenes, my personal favourite events within the story reside within Chapter 7, where Alice meets the Mad characters of the Doormouse, the March Hare and The Hatter for the first time. Here, Hatter reveals to Alice that both the Hare and himself are stuck in time at 6pm as a punishment from Time himself for escaping his execution from the Queen of hearts. An audiobook of the chapter can be listened to below;
Still with an unsatisfied taste towards the digital set I produced as part of my Secret Lairs submission, I feel the need to produce a digital set that I can gladly stamp my name on using my newly acquired skills from the past year.
Over the coming months, I would like to develop a darker design to the 'Mad Tea-Party' drawing on the themes of madness and insanity to create a sinister adult-like environment that I can then turn into a 3D digital set. More to come soon!