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I remind you too that Chester is the county town of Cheshire, England; lying on the River Dee...
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Triple Entendre! John Dee, Tweedle Dee, and the River Dee all together. Magnificent.
Mr. Quackenbush believes that there is no such thing as a good magic trick.
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I like to connect Myth and reality...
Somehow, Alice in Sunderland was inspirational too.
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Reminds me of the TV show "The Lost Room" or "Friday the 13th" where objects have powers. Love it Curator!
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Even simple efects in the curators hands can become masterpieces and true works of art.
Well done. I love the unique idea of giving a story with Louis Carol's overtones a bizzare stant. I love this.
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I've had the pleasure of seeing the routines performed with these gorgeous objects. The entire experience is nothing short of stunning!


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There are a lot of understatement in the story.

The egg power protects you from brutal accidents and death - the way to show that involves a time bomb, this idea reminds you the London Blitz and the war. That may be the reason why Friern Hospital wasn't destroy during the Blitz. (There's an understatement that the bombing of Great Britain during the Blitz may have the purpose of sending Alice back in Wonderland :wink: .) How can someone find a better way to demoralize a population than by eliminating his myths ? Alice represents an important aspect of the British soul.
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This would make for an excellent movie, all the special effects coming to life on the big screen,I have read it twice now and will have one more go at it as it seems to get better each time,feeling as you these people.
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Bravo Curator.
I know we have discussed "Alice in Sunderland" before; in the book Talbot talks about a female serial killer from Sunderland called "Mary Ann Cotton". A curious co-indidence?

A few weeks ago the Curator posted a song from "Attrition", which their arrangement of a children's "skipping song/chant" about Mary Ann Cotton...

Curiouser and curiouser...
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How far down the rabbit hole do you wish to go?

We're definitely through the looking glass here...
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I discovered Mary Ann Cotton by reading Alice in Sunderland.
I introduced some connections with her in the story, the nursery rhyme is one of the links.
And rabbit holes are like the paths I explore for all my stories, they go in many directions.
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Final images of the set.
The painting won't be shown during the theatrical presentation.

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Where on Earth??? did you get such a beautiful backdrop?

Love the Dr's light... What are some of your new additions? I saw the figurine looks a little madd hatterish, and is that a pewter cat or wolf next to the salt shaker?

Wonderfull...
For as long as space exists,
And living beings remain in cyclic existence,
For that long, may I too remain,
to dispel the sufferings of the world.
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It's a painting by Michèle Purnal, one of the great Belgian painters today.
http://www.lamediatheque.be/loc/lln/acti......secured=
Alice in the middle, is my daughter Fay, 12 years ago.
The Mad Hatter is my latest (and last) addition to the set. A little hare is close to him. Every object can be dated between 1865 and 1940...
The DR Light is the mirror, you can see thru. There are several minor additions like the book and the silver sugar "claw".
Next to the pepper shaker is a Gryphon (Bronze from Vienna - rare and expensive Smile )
The square leather case is an original 1899 Globe Trotter case, http://www.globe-trotterltd.com/main.html (take a look at their archives. They offer me to trade my suitcase for any of their contemporary ones, but I refused.)
I'm really curious to peek at your Magpie set.
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I also like the backdrop VERY much!
Must have taken a strong and handsome athlete to hold it up in such a straight way Smile-
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On 2009-05-05 01:10, Van Helmont wrote:
I also like the backdrop VERY much!
Must have taken a strong and handsome athlete to hold it up in such a straight way Smile-


A giant...
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Delightful,

It was about 12 years ago that I met your daughter. The likeness (if memory serves) is great, and the work is lovely.

Your little girl colored with crayons, and taught my manager (Jennifer) and my friend and stage manager (Patty) the names of colors in French.

Ah, I ramble a bit, but the image struck a memory. That was a good time.

Lovely work Curator.
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She's 18 now...
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What!? She can't be 18. She's just a little kid!
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And cute...!
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