'Wailing Roses' is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s 'Through the Looking Glass'.
I wanted to create a series of artworks as a homage to all the best children's stories that we all know and love.The ones that captured our spirit of adventure and imagination and have remained in our hearts ever since.
Depicted here is the moment Alice stumbles upon a giant flower garden. Naturally of course, she is now no bigger than a thumb. Contrary to replicating the moment a rose and her petaled bed fellows commence their operatic ramblings, I thought it would be far more amusing to feature a wailing baby who has been rudely awoken by the bee. The wailing baby's siblings peek over a petal or two to see what all the commotion and fuss is about. As one of the siblings leans downwards the petals in turn lighting up his face in buttercup yellow, he obviously likes butter.
This cacophony of flora features, roses, tiger lilies, violets and daisies, they crowd around and spill over the page in a desperate attempt at winning best in show.
'Wailing Rose' is executed in
Biro and colour pencil on paper
30cm x 18cm
Signed, heart stamped limited edition Giclee print