Alice and the Cheshire Cat or Farewell to Wonderland

Portrait of Rosalie

Alice, pale, innocent and distanced, has not only assigned her grin to the cat. She handed over her vitality exhaustively to the little cat-mummy, thereby creating an uncanny and Pygmalion-like inversion of what is dead and what is alive. A human and the beastly mode of existence. Fading away, her Victorian beauty reanimates the shrunken creature. As a cheshire cat it rises forever.

Portrait of Rosalie

Dimensions in cm: 40 width x 57 height x 54 depth

Year: 2015

Material: Cellan (similar to porcelain), taxidermically prepared cat mummy, oil paint, acrylic glass plinth