Off With Their Head

Sketch Liddle

Hampton Senior High School

Year 10

Acrylic paint on skateboard deck

80 x 18 cm

Inspired by my school’s production this year of ‘Alice In Wonderland’, I focused on the main antagonist – The Queen of Hearts. While Alice is considered a story for children, the reality is the character of the Queen is a rage-filled, menacing villain who demands the execution of anyone who slightly offends her, leaving a trail of death and destruction. I chose to interpret the character through a symbolic depiction – a human heart adorned by a bejewelled crown. The Queen is surrounded by her opposition – aces and spades which are covered in the evidence of her murderous rage.

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