Daisies on a bank, a frontispiece illustration by John Vernon Lord in
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Artists' Choice Editions, 2009.
This illustration acts as a frontispiece in my version of Lewis Carroll's story. I took a photograph in our garden to represent a kind of 'reality' before Alice succumbs to sleep and to dream upon a bank full of daisies.
Alice was beginning to get very
tired of sitting by her sister on the
bank, and of
having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped
into the book
her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or
it, 'and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice
pictures or conversation?'
So she was
considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for
the hot day made
her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the
making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of
getting up and
picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit
A spread from JVL's notebook devoted to James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, 2012.
This spread includes some of the notes for the episode of the Cad with a pipe.
Yesterday the Folio Society had its launch of its Spring books at the British Library.
Among the books is a new edition of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake edited by Danis Rose and John O'Hanlon with my illustrations in it. If anyone is interested in having a look at the Folio Society’s blog about my illustrations and notebooks - here is the link