Calvin Edward Ramsburg, 2013
Acrylic on Paper
24 x 25
When discussing history of a painting, I focus on the approach or subject. Technique can be the subject in a non objective painting. Looking Glass and Mad Hatter had both started as demo for techniques in class.
I had just picked up the long out of print Dali Illustrated “Alice In Wonderland.” The Dali illustrated Alice was only a limited edition; the 150-year anniversary edition was the first time general population could see the Dali illustrations. This came out the week I had the two demos started. Being so elated about the new publication the line and color elements in my two demos took on the Alice subject. I wanted a more abstractimage and more a feeling of Alice than the Dali. I am very happy with how with the two results: Mad Hatter and Looking Glass. - CER