Hatter's Tea Party by Marie Louise Wrightson
Fans of Alice in Wonderland should check out the exhibition in Edinburgh of Marie Louise Wrightson's "Down the Rabbit Hole"- www.the-leith-gallery.co.uk
Marie has spent just over a year preparing for this exhibition. When asked what inspired her she replied "Like many people, I have been influenced and inspired by fairy tales, cartoons, films and children’s books; especially the Alice in Wonderland stories.
With cautionary messages and wonderful worlds in which to escape, little Alice, the Mad Hatter and The Queen of Hearts have always created an endless fascination and curiosity of wonder for me. With my work I have explored a more grown up Alice, an Alice who is still full of wonder and surprise but who also embraces all the delights of Wonderland during her fantastical journeys.
An all important part of the stories, is for me the visual attraction of the books illustrations. I have always looked at the illustrations first and read the words later, “partly due to my dyslexia”, but also because I am always completely absorbed by the fabulous drawings within the books. For me the drawings bring the characters to life, allowing the reader to fall down into the rabbit hole with Alice and visualize Wonderland for themself."
Marie is joined by Ellis and Copplestone of Wonderland Bronzes whose bronze resin sculptures of The Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Alice, the Dodo are hard to resist.
The White Rabbit by Ellis and Coplestone