A Tea Party (You are all Welcome) by Chris Orr MBE RA


Title A Tea Party (You are all Welcome)
Artist Chris Orr MBE RA (i)
Medium Engraving (i)
Numbered /25
Size (WxH)  0 x 0cm
Framed No
Ref. No 24244
Price: £850.00

A Tea Party (You are all Welcome)


Curiouser and Curiouser

“A tea party (you are all welcome).” In the back of many many people’s minds is the story and original illustrations by Tenniel for Alice in Wonderland. My mother got Alice as a school prize in March 1920 for being first in English and Mathematics and 4th in General Progress. I like to think that it was in the back of her mind throughout her life. It has influenced me (I still have her book). In reworking the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, I have pushed the scene a step further by collapsing the tea table and threatening the whole affair with Hokusai’s great wave. 2 lobsters are dancing, and the Cheshire Cat is chasing a clockwork mouse. You may notice that the mad hatter has a ticket for Bit Coin stuck in his hat. The all important question is not “What is the meaning of life?” but “Why is a raven like a writing desk?”
This print is an engraving with stencil hand colouring, printed in Chris Orr's workshop in London.