Alice Press Room

Alice in Wonderland sketch by Bridgette MongeonThis is the Press Room for the Alice in Wonderland Sculpture Project
Sculptor Bridgette Mongeon is creating a monumental bronze sculpture of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. In honor of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's story, she is hiding 150 elements in the bronze scene. She will install the sculpture in 2016, the date and place will soon be announced. The artist is also creating two books surrounding this project. The first is a process that depicts the traditional sculpture process along with the digital technology that she uses in the creation of the monumental sculpture. This new book is similar to her recent book 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft: Exploring 3D Printing, Scanning, Sculpting, and Milling. The second book is a field guide that she will write in Carrollian style. The poems, riddles, rhymes help individuals to find the 150 elements.

(IMAGES First digital sketch of the bronze sculpture with visitors by Bridgette Mongeon. Image Below- The revised March Hare. For a complete description and high resolution images visit the Alice Press Room Images Page. )March Hare By Bridgette Mongeon


PRESS RELEASES
  • April 14, 2015
    Houston, Texas artist celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland with a Treasure Hunt and an Eight-Foot-Tall Mad Hatter
  • July 2, 2015
    Jump Down the Rabbit Hole to Celebrate 150 Years of "Alice in Wonderland"
    Houston- Area Park to Receive Original Sculture of the Mad Hatter Tea Party.

BLOG POSTS ABOUT THE ALICE IN WONDERLAND PROJECT BY THE ARTIST

Announcement HasBeen Made
Now We Run Around Like Those in the Caucus Race.

July 6, 2015
When breaking ground it was hard to keep the Cheshire cat in the bag.

An Offer to the New Yorker
June 17th

A Challenge to Bill Geist and Sunday Morning.
June 15th

Two New Book Projectes About the Alice Sculpture.
June 10th

Making Magic Happen
April 4th.
The inspiration behind the Mad Hatter character.

Speaking at the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll
April 2, 2015
The artist will be speaking at the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll North American Society in Austin, Texas.

Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science- Lewis Carroll and Art
Feb 28, 2015
The artist shared and inspired junior high girls in math, science, literature and art. This blog post has free resources for combining 3D technology and Alice in Wonderland.

A Sitting for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party Feb. 20, 2015
Good Photographic reference is a must when it comes to creating realistic sculpture. Artist Bridgette Mongeon shares images from a sitting of the Mad Hatter and a pensive Alice.

A Magnum Opus Feb. 16, 2015
The artist can now divulge the scope of this project and all it entails. It has been a long wait to be able to announce this large project.

Having Fun With Alice In Wonderland- Morphing the March Hare- Feb. 2, 2015
In this blog post the artist shares how much the project changes from the digital sketch above to the artist's interpretation of the characters. She displays this change with the March Hare.

Presentation For A Park June 9, 2012
This post shows you how long presentations and pitches can take. Ms. Mongeon has been working on this project since 2012. This blog post has a video of the original 3D design which has changed over the last few years.


John Tenniel's original Mad Hatter tea partyINTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND FACT SHEET
On this page you will find questions and answers concerning the artist, the sculpture and the process.


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IMAGES FOR PRESS RELEASES
Visit this page for low and high- resolution images for your stories on the sculpture of the Mad Hatter's Tea party. Video will be available in May. The artist will open her studio for videographers and press to film the clay sculpture before it goes to the foundry June/July2015.


LECTURES/SEPAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND WORKSHOPS ON THE ALICE PROJECT.
—April 18, 2015 Speaking at the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll- Austin, Texas
—February 21, 2015 Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science- Lewis Carroll and Art. Houston, Texas


FINDING ALICE- Facebook Page for the Alice In Wonderland Project


CONTACTS FOR THIS PROJECT
For further information about this project- contact artist Bridgette Mongeon
For information and PR related to the Park contact (To come)
For information and PR about Lewis Carroll contact the North American Society (To come)


COMPANIES THAT ARE WORKING ON THE 3D TECHNOLOGY WITH THE ARTIST
3D Printing Contact (To come)
3D Scanning Contact (To come)
CNC Milling Contact (To come)
Foundry Casting the Monumental Sculpture - Shidoni Foundry New Mexico

"...Why, sometimes I've believed in as many as six impossible things before breakfast. "
The White Queen
Alice in Wonderland

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