Curious in Nature collage

Curious in Nature

Fanartica deemed “fairy tales” an open topic for March, and it reminded me that I have been meaning to attempt a themed collage. This was much harder to make than I anticipated!

“If I can’t make an Alice in Wonderland collage, I need to call it quits,” I told a friend as I worked on this.

My goal was a piece not only recognizable as referencing Alice in Wonderland but also tipping a hat to Syfy’s Alice.

I found two white rabbits, the watch, a brown hat and boot, a tin of tea, the deck of playing cards and the monochrome optic. But I needed a human element.

An issue of Vogue presented me with the image of a young brunette in Alice dress like a gift. The image is dark, so it’s hard to tell, but she even has on brown boots!

The hat, tea and Ten of Clubs didn’t make the final cut. They were all Syfy-specific references. But this is still Alice-ish in the purple and red background, the silver watch and the inclusion of the Jack as well as the Queen of Hearts.

Okay, Fanartica, bring on April’s topic!

P.S. Forgot that I actually made a few themed collages back when I participated in Illustration Friday for Metropolitan, Surprise, Dream and Monster.