Down the Rabbit Hole, a Mad Tea Party, the Queen’s Croquet Ground and all things full of whimsy and wonderment remind me of my childhood. Alice in Wonderland is a story that stuck with me my entire life. So full of adventure and wonder, I remember also feeling very confused and a bit troubled by Lewis Carroll’s fantasy story as a child. I loved the story, but there was a certain element of uncertainty, confusion, and even mild fear in not knowing what was going to happen to Alice. All the strange characters also left me feeling a bit unsettled. There was, however, a certain beauty in all the oddities that made them all so endearing.
It wasn’t until a university Children’s Literature course that I analyzed the story from an adult’s eyes and was able to appreciate the literary nonsense genre from a different perspective.
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
To me, Dylan Kendall’s work has a very whimsical feel. In fact, Dylan Kendall’s creations have a certain Lewis Carroll element to them. Whimsical, functional, Lewis Carroll-esque playful, modern design.
These pieces have a very Alice in Wonderland quality. A definite conversation piece!
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