The Walrus and the Carpenter
Walked on a mile or so,
And then they rested on a rock
Conveniently low:
And all the little Oysters stood
And waited in a row.'

Lewis Carroll

( from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

Ever since reading this fantastically weird Poem and seeing some adaptations of what might be the strangest characters in the history of written stories I knew that I had to make a version of 'The Walrus' and 'The Carpenter' eventually. Two Miniatures seemed especially suitable to be converted into what my vision was: 'Kahar' and 'Alphonse Danlta' from Figone. They are wandering on the fine line between Fantasy and Historical Miniatures and needed only a couple of props to change into their designated roles.

The Water Base is lit from below. For this I used a small LED Christmas Decoration Chain. Tinfoil reflects the light and creates the illusion of extra depth. The Water shimmers misteriously and covers the scene and characters softly with coloured light.

Since one never can be certain of his or her exact whereabouts in Wonderland, the signpost is slowly spinning along it´s own axis. Only 'Up!' is always more or less defined: It marks the way Alice entered the Wonderland, falling down the Rabbit Hole.

Thanks to my Friend Ben Komets for the Support, Lewis Carroll for the Background, Allan Carrasco and Stephane Camosseto for the Sculpt of the Walrus and Jeremié for his patience. :)
  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    This is SUBSTANTIALLY more amazing than the best works from other professional painters.

    • Matt CexwishPLUS

      I am SUBSTANTIALLY pleased with your Comment! :D Thanks, John, although other Painters are mostly better, hahaha…:D…

  • Max Faleij

    Wow, this is awesome Matt!
    Really great work, very inspiring.. I love it!

    • Matt CexwishPLUS

      Lol, you have to say! :D Thanks, Max…:)... Looking forward meeting you again somewhere on the Globe…

  • Cormin

    Perfect job! Details are fantastic. Congratulation. For sure it is gold.

    • Matt CexwishPLUS

      Haha, far from Perfect, but Perfect from a far…:D… Thank you, Miro!

  • Luke 'atacam' Wilson

    Gold all the way my friend. :)

    • Matt CexwishPLUS

      All the way you say? :) Where does it lead? :D Thanks, Luke!

  • Ricardo Pisa


    • Matt CexwishPLUS

      Aaaand a little bit Salty…:D… Thanks, Ricardo!

  • Kristian Simonsen

    Wow great work!

    • Matt CexwishPLUS

      Thanks, Kristian! :) It means a lot…:)...

  • Christoph Blumenthal

    Great work. nice to see something from you again Matt :) I would love to see the light-effect in real life someday

  • Lee Hebblethwaite (10 ball)

    Very impressive

  • Matteo Murelli "Mù"

    as u probably know Mat i don’t have much simpaty for lighting “special effect ” on static model,nonetheless you were one of the first artist i remember trying to change the way a diorama could be presented and this scene work quiet well even without those lighting.
    Your paint also improve a lot from the figure of you i hold in my cabinet, the attention to dettails now it doesn’t stop to the ambient itself but flow thought the characters as well.
    The choise of the walrus it’s a blend of obvious and brilliant at the same time but for the carpenter from you i would expecting something more genial,that one infact while well painted give me the impression of something added at the last moment ,just my impression ofcourse.