Up Above The World You Fly (Original Painting)

$2,900.00

24″ x 30″ acrylics on canvas. 2024.

The Hatter shook his head mournfully. “Not I!” he replied. “We quarrelled last March—just before he went mad, you know—” (pointing with his tea spoon at the March Hare,) “—it was at the great concert given by the Queen of Hearts, and I had to sing ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you’re at!’ You know the song, perhaps?”
“I’ve heard something like it,” said Alice.
“It goes on, you know,” the Hatter continued, “in this way:— ‘Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle—’”
Here the Dormouse shook itself, and began singing in its sleep “Twinkle, twinkle, twinkle, twinkle—” and went on so long that they had to pinch it to make it stop.
~ 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.