About the Project
Alice at the Wall is a reduction linocut print based on a chapter of Lewis Carroll’s classic Through the Looking Glass. In the story, Alice meets Humpty Dumpty seated atop a narrow wall, and the two engage in a war of words.
The scenario as Carroll wrote it brought to mind the real-life wars of words which marked the presidential campaign and eventual administration of Donald Trump. Among his campaign promises was the construction of a wall along the southern border of the United States.
The visual of the wall and the rhyming of the names made the comparison incredibly apt. Depicting the businessman-turned-politician as the fabled egg-being was only natural.
This piece was selected as part of Eudaimonia, the nineteenth Thacher Annual, an exhibition of art and design work by students at the University of San Francisco. The exhibition featured work by 39 students and ran from May 4 through June 29, 2018, at the Thacher Gallery on USF’s campus.