We All Are Alices
We are all ALICES when we dream.
Lewis Carrol created a magical, enchanted world not only in text but above all through "painting-like" images. Alice's sceneries are paintings. Lewis Carrol was pop. Alice is pop.
Alice is not a comfortable subject:
she is as intriguing as a good painting.
Alice and her nonsense world inspire us but also cast us out. Alice dreams, Alice grows and shrinks, Alice gets closer and goes away.
Does she make friends? But what friends? All components of a painting live within Alice. Indoor and outdoor sceneries and their dozens of developments.
Alice is surprise, curiosity, perplexity. Alice plans and talks to herself, like a painter before a white canvas. We all plan andtalk to ourselves, as well as swim in our tears.
Alice's daydreams inspire us, Alice is distressing, Alice seems to be fearless, and that is hideous. Alice weeps, laughs, comforts, she is zany, playful, and feisty, she constructs and deconstructs.
Alice is courted by the animals like Orpheus playing his lyre in Apollinaire's The Bestiary. Orpheus descends to Hades in search of Eurydice, Alice falls down a very deep well chasing the watch-checking white rabbit.
I do not paint illustrations, I give free rein to fancy using shapes and colors.
Allegory is my theme.
Alice only lends me the dream.
Lou Borghetti | January 2016