Wonderland 2004

‘Olympia’s playrooms’, 2004 – Poem by Robert Nelson

Olympia‘s playrooms

There are rooms in my house where the wall and the floor
open up to a scene like a magical door,
where I walk in imaginary spaces and fictions
and play in a realm of enchanted depictions.

The first of these rooms is a library, filled
with the pictures and stories that chroniclers build,
where innumerable books lie to hand on the shelves
and where fresh curiosity liberally delves.… Continued

Mystical Places — Vivienne Webb

In over a decade of practice, the artist Polixeni Papapetrou has exclusively focused on individuals involved with the manipulation of appearance and identity, such as Elvis impersonators, body builders and transvestites dressed as Marilyn Monroe. In recent years her subject has been her daughter, Olympia, re-enacting the works of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll.… Continued