This is one of two Alice in Wonderland themed dollhouse scenes that was built by Sheila McKisic. Alice, the Mad Hatter, and others are seated around a long table with tea and food. After rereading Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Sheila wanted to recreate some of the scenes in miniature. She was especially inspired by the illustrations of Arthur Rackman.

All the props and characters were made from scratch: the tree trunk is paper mache, the walls are wood surfaced with Sculpy, and the roof is made of fake fur. The figures were modeled and the body parts attached with pipe cleaners. They were then painted, wigged, and dressed. Sheila noted that it’s more fun (and forgiving) to make unusual characters than those representative of real people. This piece was contributed by the San Diego Miniature Crafters.

Exhibit added: October 14, 2017 - Last modified: May 22, 2024

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