Tea Time in the North Woods

Robin Fraser's avatar Robin Fraser

Alice in Wonderland, written in 1865 England, is one of the most influential novels of the nonsense generis in the world. It has engaged adults and children in all cultures and countries for over 150 years. The Alice in Wonderland story has been presented in opera, ballet, cinema, on stage, paintings, comic books, music, and on television. What if this timeless tale were staged in Michigan's North Woods. My sculpture brings to life the classic scene of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party to inspire us all in realizing that today's fantasy is rooted in history. Over the last year, living in Michigan's north country and working as a wood-artist, I have been inspired and challenged to sculpture this historical story through the medium of wood and other recycled natural materials. I have incorporated iconic northern materials such as maple burls, birch logs, Leland Blue and Petoskey stones, etc. to create a detailed and family friendly northern Michigan setting for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 6'
  • Medium: Woiod and natural materials
  • Width: 14'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 7'