Day 5 The stories Behind the Pictures – "I Can't go back to Yesterday because I was a Different Person Then."

I Can't go Back to Yesterday because I was a Different Person Then - Drypoint by Shana James $720
I Can’t go Back to Yesterday because I was a Different Person Then – Drypoint by Shana James $720

The title of this large drypoint print is a direct quote from Lewis Carrolls Alice in Wonderland. This image is about letting go of the past and the changing self in each moment.
Like the idea that you can’t read the same book twice. Each time you read it you will get different things out of the story, different things will resonate with you because you have changed. Alice is trying to apply what she knew of herself in the waking world to her experiences now in wonderland. A doorway out of nowhere leads into the garden, in another part of the story this is where Alice wants to be. I like a doorway into the into an alternate reality. A tree grows out of the table, this is the way things are and it is of no use to wish things to be different. The knowing rabbit watches her to guide her through wonderland if only she will allow it.
This drypoint print 55 x 76cm is $720 unframed,  is currently exhibited  at Heathcote Gallery Applecross (Perth WA) as part of the Seven Printmakers Respond to Place exhibition until the 3rd July 2016.
If you are outside of Perth email me for direct sales. shanajames@iinet.net.au
See the video for the exhibition here: I am the last artist shown.