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Alice & the Pigeon

Alice & the Pigeon, Greg Hildebrandt
Alice & the Pigeon

Greg Hildebrandt
16 X 22 inches


This painting will be in the Plaxall Gallery’s exhibition titled:
Drink Me, Taste Me - An Exhibition of Curious Things
Curated by Norma Homberg

A fine art exhibition where the artwork will also serve as the stage for the full-length musical production of “Painted Alice”, a satirical adaptation of Lewis Caroll’s “Alice In Wonderland” that takes place in an art gallery. Alice, a painter who has lost all inspiration after getting her first commission, distances herself from her partner and falls through her blank canvas into a visual art inspired wonderland where she is forced to answer the question: “Does domestic bliss equal artistic death?”

This exhibition features artwork based on the traditional novel of Alice falling into a rabbit hole with peculiar anthropomorphic creatures, as well as the production of “Painted Alice,” where life, art and many curious things collide.

Exhibition on View: April 11 – May 12
Opening Reception: April 13, 7-10pm

In Wonderland anything is possible, and Alice must learn to interpret the riddles of the Caterpillar. With mushroom in hand, Alice tries a bit of each side, hoping to determine what they do. The next thing she knows, her head is in the trees, and her neck is so long she can't see her body!

It is the moment among the tallest branches of the trees that Greg Hildebrandt has brilliantly captured. Alice has encountered the distressed Pigeon who fears she is a serpent! Though it attacks her at first, Alice is able to convince the Pigeon that she is not a threat. This scene is a gorgeous interpretation of Lewis Carroll's words, a vision that is born of Greg's wild imagination.

In 1865, Lewis Carroll wrote one of the most popular fantasy novels of all time -- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Since its original publication, this story is so popular among children and adults that it has been adapted for movies, plays, television, and illustrated editions.

In 1990, Greg Hildebrandt took on one of the greatest challenges of his career when he decided to do his own illustrated edition of Alice in Wonderland. His love of the Disney movie and many of the illustrated books that had already been published made this a daunting task for him. Why? Because Greg wanted his Alice to look completely different from everything that had been done in the past. Greg struggled and nearly drove himself as mad as the Mad Hatter, but ultimately, his illustrated storybook was a huge success! Greg put his heart and soul into the Alice in Wonderland paintings, and says that the moment he truly embraced this project was when he, too, fell down the rabbit hole.

Created in 1990.
Acrylic on board.
FRAMED - 20 x 26

Signed by Greg Hildebrandt.