“Curiouser & Curiouser!” That’s what’s painted on my studio door, and I try to live by those words every day. Yes, the grammar is a bit peculiar, but if it’s good enough for Alice, it’s certainly good enough for me.
I’ll admit to being a wee bit obsessed with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass. I first encountered the books when I was about six years old, and Alice has remained a source of fascination and delight ever since.
I cherish the many editions of Carroll’s books that I’ve collected or been given over the years, most recently this exquisite facsimile edition of Carroll’s original manuscript, Alice’s Adventures Underground. (Many thanks to Anthony Holcroft!)
But Alice isn’t the only reason I call my work Curious Art. The multiple meanings of the word “curious” continue to intrigue and inspire me: