Time is a cruel master. No, Time is a thief, and a villain. ~ Alice and her mother describing Time I used to think time was a thief. But you give before you take. Time is a gift. Every minute. Every second. ~ Alice to Time about her changed opinions about him.
We're back in the rabbit hole with Alice today. And she's quite serious and stern. Formulating and then reversing her opinions, fiercely defending her right to change her mind about things.
And it is important to be able to change our minds (hearts, habits, lives, professions, directions, positions and beliefs). To be otherwise implies we already know everything and cannot possibly learn something that might make us say "AHA!" It is an old adage, for sure, but the more I learn, the more I know just how little I know.
And that includes our Alice. Whose creation story is perhaps laced with unpleasantness and undertones of possible impropriety. The deeper we go, the more that is revealed. She feels it, this particular Alice. She stares us in the eye and demands to be seen.
About the art - it is surprising just how hard it is to get the AI bot to take Alice seriously. It wants to imagine her in Disney princess form, though she and her story are much weightier and darker and riddled with...riddles. After numerous iterations, a few portraits emerged which inspired this piece.
This is smooth panel. The rubber wedge was used to create seamless background so the dark would appear endless. Eschewing texture, this piece uses color variation and glazing to achieve a sense of shadow and fabric.
To the right is an instagram video my husband stumbled across. Alice surely belongs in this eerie and peculiar place.
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