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Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

Alice, Hatter, Cinque

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

Twenty years ago New York based Argentinian artist Liliana Porter created four terracotta mosaic muralsAlice: 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” was inspired by Broadway theaters located near the metro station.

Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

Walking down the hall for the second time, Alice saw curtains that has not noticed before … Alice pulled the heavy theater curtain. “Alice – The Way Out”. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

Liliana Porter left to the viewer the opportunity to supplement the details of shadow figures with their imagination. But the flight of fantasy is limited by the childhood haunting illustrations by John Tenniel.

Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

Walking down the hall for the second time, Alice saw curtains that has not noticed before …. “Alice – The Way Out”. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

Humpty Dumpty, the Herald, aka White Rabbit. “Alice – The Way Out”. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

Suddenly the rabbit with red eyes was running past. “Alice – The Way Out”. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

Suddenly the rabbit with red eyes was running past. Of course, there was nothing surprising in it. However, the rabbit said running: – Oh, my God! I’m late.

Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

White Rabbit. Alice : The Way Out. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

– Herald, read the accusation! – Said the King. White Rabbit blew the pipe three times …

Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Alice : The Way Out. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

They were standing under a tree, arms around each other’s shoulders, and Alice knew immediately who are Tweedledee and who – Tweedledum …

Hatter

Hatter. Alice : The Way Out. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

– You’re free, – said the King to Hatter. And Hatter ran out of the courtroom, not even bothering to put on shoes.

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

Alice – The Way Out. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

Alice – The Way Out. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

Alice - The Way Out. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

Alice – The Way Out. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

Alice - The Way Out. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

Alice – The Way Out. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

Alice - The Way Out. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

Alice – The Way Out. Mosaic mural by Liliana Porter, NYC Subway, 1994

Alice goes back (2005). Mosaic mural. One Miami River Walk

Alice goes back (2005). Mosaic mural. One Miami River Walk

Liliana Porter

Liliana Porter

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