These beautiful images are from the book Alice, à travers le miroir, a French edition of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There illustrated by Lost Fish (see my previous post on her).
Tags: (twists on) traditional art, alice in wonderland, children, cute little girls, dollflesh, fragility, historically inspired, illustrations, innocence/menace, lolita-esque, lost fish, neo-victorian, pop surrealism, porcelain, precious, queens, red and white, surreal, sweet/melancholy
“Doll Parts” is the aptly named latest exhibition of Elodie/Lost Fish. Lost Fish mixes innocence with sexuality and evil in her precious, delightful illustrations. Uber-cute, teary-eyed tiny girls with a melancholy expression, bud mouths, hyperrealistic porcelain-white faces and rouged cheeks are the subjects of her painstakingly rendered digital art. Baby faces and symbols of childhood abound. There are murderous-seeming aristocrats, darling deformities of children, lovelorn cyborgs, and all the accoutrements of such precious beings, including teacups, cakes, ribbons, flowers, and pet creatures. They seem yearning, hurt, vulnerable, and wicked by turns. There are Lolita, fetish, and cyberpunk overtones. The resultant imagery is almost too cute for words: the epitome of innocent and corrupted dollflesh.
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