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Alice in Wonderland

Characters from the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
(Wikipedia)
Mick Burns
2013

Ripon /  Alice in Wonderland   Ripon /  Alice in Wonderland

Description

Series of tree sculptures depicting characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (ps. of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). Carroll spent time as choirboy at Ripon Cathedral and is said to have been inspired to create the characters by the cathedral's animal carvings. The carvings were damaged in 2014, and restored by Burns, who at the same time added a few figures.

For the carvings the trunks of a cypress tree were used.

Ripon - Alice in Wonderland
Alice with a Green Man
Ripon - Alice in Wonderland
White Rabbit with his pocket watch
Ripon - Alice in Wonderland
Mad Hatter
Ripon - Alice in Wonderland
Caterpillar with Hookah
Ripon - Alice in Wonderland
Set of Playing Cards
Ripon - Alice in Wonderland
Dormouse
Ripon - Alice in Wonderland
Cheshire Cat
Ripon - Alice in Wonderland
Queen of Hearts

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Alice
  • Burns, Mick
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Caterpillar
  • Cheshire Cat
  • Dormouse
  • Fictional character
  • Matta the Hatter
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Rabbit
  • Sculpture (wooden)
  • Location (N 54°8'8" - W 1°31'42")

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