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Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics. Alice, Hatter, Cinque

Hatter, Cinque and Alice – The Way Out. Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics by Liliana Porter, 1994

Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

Twenty years ago New York based Argentinian artist Liliana Porter created four terracotta mosaic murals. In particular, “Alice: the way out” at the New York Metro Station (MTA Arts for Transit); 50th Station 1-9 lines (Manhattan). The idea of four mosaics on the walls of the station depicting Lewis Carroll’s character “Alice in Wonderland” – inspired by Broadway theaters located near the metro station.
Meanwhile, Liliana Porter left to the viewer the opportunity to supplement the details of shadow figures with their imagination. However, there are reasons that limit the flight of fantasy. And these reasons are simple – the childhood haunting illustrations by John Tenniel.

Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

Cinque (Five). Alice : The Way Out. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

At the entrance to the garden grew large rosebush – roses on it were white, but there were three gardeners near who diligently painted them red. … – You would better to keep quiet – said Cinque. – Yesterday, I heard with my own ears, as the Queen said to you it’s time to cut off your head!

Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

Liliana Porter
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