My favourite story as a child, and adult is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I have numerous copies of the book and many different copies of peoples interpretations of the story into film.
The reason why I love this story, is no matter how many time you read/watch/listen to it, there is always something else to discover and interpret. I wanted to stay away from the surreal and scary nature of the story in my work, although they have come out quite scary, as I feel this is a path which many artists go down.
Having become obsessed recently with the theatre company 'The Wrong Crowd', I decided I would try out one of their techniques for puppet making for this project. Using masking tape and bin bags to create exciting and funny looking characters from the book. I attempted to make Alice, The March Hare, and The Mad Hatter, some of the most iconic characters from the story.
Unfortunately, although the method of making these puppets seemed easy, to actually created the intended characters was actually really difficult. So here are the 3rd attempt at making these characters! and they are still not quite how I imagined them to look.
I feel this is going to become an ongoing project for myself, to try and make different characters using this method, and attempting to animate them. I will keep posting over time how this idea develops.