I stumbled upon one of Kirsty Mitchell’s stunning photographs on a page on facebook a while back, and was instantly astounded by the intoxicating beauty of the image.
A few weeks later, The Daily Mail posted an article about Kirsty’s collection entitled ‘Wonderland’, and in an instant I was spellbound.
Miss Mitchell has captured the ethereal essence of an alternative fantasy universe that at some point or other in our lives, many of us have longed to retreat to.
The story behind the collection of photographs is just as inspiring if not poignantly so.
In 2008, Kirsty lost her mother to a brain tumour. In memory of a woman, who, as an English teacher, had inspired many of her students with her own imaginative stories, Kirsty created ‘Wonderland’, after retreating into an alternative existence in order to escape her grief.
‘This escapism grew into the concept of creating an unexplained storybook without words, dedicated to her, that would echo the fragments of the fairytales she read to me constantly as a child’ – Kristy Mitchell
The project changed her life and her collection has exploded into the world’s art scene.
‘Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living’ – Dr Seuss
Sometimes, we all need to escape reality.
Escape to Wonderland here:
- Inspiring Minds: Kirsty Mitchell (mycastleheart.wordpress.com)
- Step into Wonderland (sorayakashfi.wordpress.com)