Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the follow-up, Through the Looking Glass, are my favorite stories of all-time. As a child, I loved the vivid and strange world that Carroll created (it wasn't until later I found out why he was able to come up with such peculiar ideas). Even as I studied art, I kept coming back to the various illustrations by John Tenniel. Over the years, I've collected 27 copies of the books.
For the 2015 Art Hop it seemed natural to combine my love of these stories with my love of chocolate. But with characters so rich and vibrant I knew the typical browns and whites of chocolate weren't going to cut it.
<figure class="c-quote u-margin-bottom-2"> <blockquote class="c-quote__text"> <p>Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast</p> </blockquote> <figcaption class="c-quote__cite"><cite>Lewis Caroll</cite></figcaption> </figure>
It was time to dust off the spray gun.
About the Art Hop: Lake Champlain Chocolates factory store is located on Pine Street in Burlington, VT – part of Burlington’s south end. Each year in September, a three day event is organized to celebrate the south end’s amazing artist community. Businesses all up and down the Pine Street corridor become make-shift art galleries and there are over 500 participating artists showcasing paintings, sculptures, photography and yes … even chocolate art. Visit SEABA.com for more information about the Art Hop.