The Cheshire Cat

Lynnette Shelley

Ambler, United States

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“One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don’t know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn’t matter.”
-Lewis Carroll, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

Second artwork in my new series based off of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. This is the my take on the Cheshire Cat, who though a smiling and logical entity, is also a bit unnerving. I chose to portray the cat as something a bit unsettling and ambiguous.

“’But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked.
‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat. ‘We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.’
‘How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice.
‘You must be,” said the Cat. ’or you wouldn’t have come here.’”

The original artwork measures 12.5 × 19″, and was created with mostly colored pencils and art pens and markers on burgundy Canson paper.

Visit my website at http://www.lynnetteshelley.com

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