It Doesn’t Matter Which Way You Go (Tribute)

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8″ x 10″ acrylics on canvas. 2024.

The Cat only grinned when it saw Alice. It looked good-natured, she thought: still it had very long claws and a great many teeth, so she felt that it ought to be treated with respect.
“Cheshire Puss,” she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. “Come, it’s pleased so far,” thought Alice, and she went on. “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“—so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”
~ Lewis Carroll, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” 1865)

This was created as part of “Alice In Wonderland: A Space Opera,” an art exhibition in April 2024. It was held at Monster, an awesome shop in Ballard, Washington, and the location that has carried my art since 2007, longer than any other. “Alice In Wonderland: A Space Opera” was an exploration of Alice’s adventures across time and space through art. It started as a random idea: What if Alice’s adventures occurred far in the future while exploring the universe on her own. I started sketching ideas down and quickly invited a few friends, (Mike Capp, Michael Gardner, Travis Torgerson and my son, Calvin Hillgrove), to join in on my little adventure.