Alice in Wonderland LE by Dave Avanzino
Hey there Disney Fans!
This is my first limited edition release for 2010. The first 10 are currently for sale at Disneyland and there will be an additional 10 for sale soon at Walt Disney World.
Title: Curiouser and Curiouser
Medium: Mixed-Media Paper Sculpture including Archival Gicleť Prints, Metal, Gold and Black Dresden, Hand-Painted Papers
Edition Size: 25 + 2 Artist's Proofs
Artist: Dave Avanzino
This limited edition paper sculpture by Disney collectible artist Dave Avanzino features many of the characters from the upcoming feature film, "Alice in Wonderland", directed by Tim Burton.
I wanted to give this piece a real Victorian look and feature a lot of the patterns and textures from the film. I decided to create this series of window openings with the characters inside them and even popping out of them at times. Some of the windows are designed to represent elements from the film, like a chess piece, and others have frames around them, like a clock, that echo characters or locations in the film. Other Victorian borders and elements are added to give the piece a rich, layered feel.
Each character has been hand-painted and then reproduced as an archival digital print. Once the individual pieces are hand-cut they are assembled into a dimensional figure which is placed in their respective window opening. The phrase, "Curiouser & Curiouser" is set within the opening in the center of the artwork and also features some dimensional pieces. The center window matting features reproductions of various pages from the original Lewis Carroll story, "Alice in Wonderland." The artwork is surrounded by a custom printed mat and framed in a rich shadowbox frame.