Friday, October 17, 2008

Alice in Wonderland Show piece

Here is my finished piece for Duirwaigh Galleries "A Walk through Wonderland" show!

Since the Mad creator herself.."Angie" has posted pictures of my Alice piece for her show on her site... I thought I would finally show the finished piece here!
Alice... who has been wondering in wonderland a bit too long... and her dolly "March Hare" who both have imbided in to much "tea" at the party and have gone a "bit mad here"!!
Alice is free standing and 10" tall. The overall theater piece is 16" high by 7" wide.

Alice's clothes are made from antique textiles and hand dyed lime green leather victorian shoes. Wild "mad" mohair wig, and hand painted pinkish/blue eyes. Hand made top hat complete with leather Rabbit ears!

Her "Mad Wonderland Theater Box" was an after- thought... and, once I started it, I thought I was truly "mad" for coming up with the idea to do it !! Although, I think it greatly adds something to the piece, I had no idea of what I was doing, and it was like a bad "Twilight Zone movie that just went on and on and on........ the never ending wait ..thats another movie!!

I took photos of the creation of the "mad box" as I went along.... so keep watching and I'll be posting photos of the, "how I did it",... while I was still half sane!..or not..a matter of opinion!


alimaky_woodedwoods said...

i loveit i loveit i loveit!
esp the crazy little bunny she's holding

As Seen Through My Eyes.... said...

Fabulous!!!! I love the theater box!

Amy Short said...

Oh Gail...once again you do NOT disappoint! I LOVE her! I totally dig the shoes. Really great job on the theatre. One amazing piece. :o) Amy

Itsy Bitsy Funzy Onesie said...

Wow! truly amazing work! I love how her feet are slightly turned in, and the rabbit, and well the whole piece.

Jacqui said...

BRILIANT!!! It is all amazing but I too love the crazy little rabit:)
Very cool piece Gail!


Jacqui said...

BRILIANT!!! The entire piece ROCKS HARD but I too LOVE the crazy little rabit:)


Jacqui said...

The entire piece ROCKS HARD but I too LOVE the crazy little rabbit:)


Jacqui said...

OOPS!! sorry for sending so many messages, I didn't relize that they had to be approved by you before they would be visible;) Silly me


Gufobardo said...

you MUST write to Tim Burton...the next movie will be...Alice in the wonderland! Gail, you are magic, stef

C. L. DeMedeiros said...


i Like your Alice version a lot!!!

scrappin{jewlz} said...

oh my gosh! this is amazing!!

Mo'a said...

Oh dear!!!!! too much of a good thing.
They are lovely pair...and have been together through thick or thin...or should I say large and small :)

Kat said...

I must say... When I Look at Alice I am truly inspired to keep creating, and some day My hands will be as able as yours, She is truly Beautiful and Creepy at the same time, and I LOVE her shoes!!

The Whimsical Goblin said...

Your Alice is WONDERFUL... just love IT

Jenny said...

WOw, Gail.

I am really enthralled by your dolls. I just started sewing...literally and only been dabling in cloth dolls...nothing like what you got going on. Just amazing. I would love to learn more about how you make them. Is that cilicone your using? Just curious.