Saturday, 26 January 2008

pig and pepper

One of the things I brought with me is my lithograph. I think I was six months old - maybe younger - when my godfather bought it and presented it to my parents, and I've loved it ever since I could register that it was mine.

Cass learned his colors by pointing at it. Rosey has picked out a few butterflies and stabbed her finger at the pig, burbling about 'Old MacDonald' and 'pink!' Bear forgets about it and then stares fixedly, probably wondering what in hell that ginormous bug is doing on there, and why, again, do I love that so much?

Simply put: I love it because it's never the same when I look at it. There's always something new I see, some nuance or oddity that grabs the eye. I also love it because Alex gave it to me.

And one of the best things about it is the name. Pig and Pepper. What does that mean?
It's part of (another mystifying misnomer) The Alice In Wonderland Suite.

Now, did Alice ever meet a pig? Which figure is Alice?

And what's the deal with the giant cricket?


Sarah O. said...

I love your lithograph. I strongly suspect some Alice in Wonderland-style hookah smoking was involved in its creation. Very, very cool.

Stomper Girl said...

It's when she meets the Duchess (I think?) Anyway the cook keeps shaking pepper and it makes the baby cry so Alice says please don't. So the cranky cook handed the baby to Alice and it turned into a pig.

It's a beautiful artwork.

jAMiE said...

It's wonder it means so much to you...i am glad you and your family enjoy it so.

daysgoby said...

Stomper - I'd forgotten that! Thank you!

Sarah Louise said...

"one of the things I brought with me"

I had to read to see if you'd moved to Siberia...

It's beautiful.

meggie said...

How very intriguing.

TX Poppet said...

"If you're going to turn into a pig my dear, I'll have nothing more to do with you."- Alice