Scott Keenan

BA (Hons) Illustration | 2015


Wonderland

“Told that they were being moved downstairs for their safety from unrest and artillery fire in the city, the complied without question”1 Intertwining history and fiction, this project tells the tragic story of the Romanov family and the Russian Revolution through the familiar narrative of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll. Mirroring similarities between the two narratives, the chaos of the revolution is reflected within the madness of Wonderland and the work aims to transport audiences to a part of history they may or may not be familiar with while also telling a classic story in a new way.

“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, Sir,” said Alice, “because I’m noy myself, you see” 2

  1. Rappaport, H. (2014). Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses. London, UK: Macmillan
  2. Carroll, L. and Haughton, H. (2009) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. London: Penguin Books Ltd