Friday, March 12, 2010

You never know where you are going to find inspiration

When my friend asked me if I would like to go with her to the 'Please Touch Museum' in Philadelphia, I thought it would be fun for the kids, but little did I know what was waiting in store for me. When we got there, I noticed that they had some unusual assemblage sculptures, notably a large scale replica of the Statue of Liberty's torch hand and an elephant. Hmmmmm. I wasn't expecting this, but cool. Then, towards the end of our visit, we visited an exhibit that was unlike anything else in the museum. I rounded the corner on the downward ramp and discovered that we were going down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland. Imagine my surprise as I saw Alice tumbling down. The exhibit was set up like a maze, with beautiful artwork based on the original illustrations around every corner. It literally took my breath away. My very favorite parts were the Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum display, which has the two of them pictured with a miniature theater, my new obsession; and a statue of the rabbit. Gorgeous. I hope you are as inspired as I was.


  1. really want to so something with an alice theme....
    what a beautiful exhibit. right up my alley. thanks for sharing...:)

  2. Dani, you would have loved this past year's Art-is-You theme "Taking Tea with Alice". I will have to post my altered kewpie doll, Alice at the masked ball.

  3. Oops, that was me commenting. I accidentally commented with my son's google account. :)


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