Daily Trojan Offers Recap of LCSNA Fall Meeting in L.A.

Daniel.JessieWilcoxSmithAlice_000In case (like me) you weren’t able to attend the LCSNA’s by-all-accounts-fabulous Fall meeting in Los Angeles, host USC’s campus newspaper the Daily Trojan offers a helpful recap, although alas with some errors and omissions–the most egregious being that the names George and Linda Cassady, and also Daniel Singer, should have been front and center along with talented artist Karen Mortillaro.  In addition to partnering with Karen and Daniel on planning the entire event, the Cassadys offered a private tour of their awe-inspiring Carroll collection at USC that has attendees still buzzing.  They are also the driving force behind the Wonderland Award mentioned in the article.  And just as Karen welcomed members for a private look at her studio, Daniel Singer kindly opened his home to members for a viewing of his own substantial Carrollian collection, as well.  Our thanks once again to all who contributed to making this meeting so extraordinary, both the wonderful speakers on the podium (real and virtually) and those working behind the scenes to make the magic happen.  By all accounts, it was a weekend that all attendees marked with a white stone.

To read about it in the Daily Trojan, click me!

Karen Mortillaro’s Bronze Sculptures & Anamorphia

A few weeks ago we blogged about the Arne Nixon Center‘s Alice exhibitions currently on display in Fresno, California. One of the artists featured in the collection is Karen Mortillaro, who does amazing “anamorphic” bronze sculptures. What is anamorphosis, you might ask?

Over the past thirteen years, Mortillaro has been exploring anamorphia. A concept taken from the past-from the Chinese, the Greeks, the Renaissance masters, and the 17th Century French-and brought it to the 21st Century. She literally has lifted the image from a flat page and made it a truly three-dimensional form.

If Fresno is not in your travel itinerary, Mortillaro’s website, www.karenmortillaro.com, has many images of her work in an anamorphic gallaery and a sculpture gallery, most of which is of Lewis Carroll characters.

Look under the News and Updates section of her site to see a rotating image of the 3D anamorphic art, and an explanation of the current project:

The Alice in Wonderland Bronze Collection is very pleased to announce the addition of anemographic sculptural illusions. Watch for the first release of this amazing art form. All twelve chapters will be explored, starting with Chapter I, “Alice Down the Rabbit Hole.” This is an extraordinary addition to the collection. Mortillaro is very pleased to announce this exciting new addition to the Alice in Wonderland Bronze Collection. If you have never experienced an anemographic illusion, you are in for a real treat.