The Walrus And The Carpenter - Oyster Time!

The Walrus and the Carpenter Walked on a mile or so, And then they rested on a rock Conveniently low: And all the little Oysters stood And waited in a row.' Lewis Carroll (from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872, read the full poem here http://tinyurl.com/co3p) Ever since reading this fantastically weird Poem and seeing some adaptations of what might be the strangest characters in the history of written stories I knew that I had to make a version of 'The Walrus' and 'The Carpenter' eventually. Two Miniatures seemed especially suitable to be converted into what my vision was: 'Kahar' and 'Alphonse Danlta' from Figone. They are wandering on the fine line between Fantasy and Historical Miniatures and needed only a couple of props to change into their designated roles. The Water Base is lit from below. For this I used a small LED Christmas Decoration Chain. Tinfoil reflects the light and creates the illusion of extra depth. The Water shimmers misteriously and covers the scene and characters softly with coloured light. Since one never can be certain of his or her exact whereabouts in Wonderland, the signpost is slowly spinning along it´s own axis. Only 'Up!' is always more or less defined: It marks the way Alice entered the Wonderland, falling down the Rabbit Hole. Thanks to my Friend Ben Komets for the Support, Lewis Carroll for the Background, Allan Carrasco and Stephane Camosseto for the Sculpt of the Walrus and Jeremié for his patience. :)

Posted: 30 Nov 2015

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Micha
Ah Matt hab ewig nichts von deiner Arbeit gesehen - und nun das! Einfach wundervoll, so viele herrliche Details, ich kenne die ursprünglichen Miniaturen nicht und kann derher nicht den Umbau bewerten, aber die Bemalung ist einfach herrlich, vor allem die Haut des Walrosses. Mein liebstes Detail ist der Zylinder auf dem Kopf des Walrosses, so ein feines viktorianisches Extra. Und das beluechtete Wasser ist eine feine Idee. Grüße!
9 Dec 2015 • Vote: 10
Zozimus
I love, love LOVE this poem and this diorama. I have a Lewis Carroll project on a back burner too; this has inspired me to move it to the front of the stove.
8 Dec 2015 • Vote: 10
faux
Just amazing. One of the most inspired pieces of miniature art I have ever seen. Really beautiful!
7 Dec 2015 • Vote: 10
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