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Walk Through Wonderland

May 27, 2010

"Grass is Greener... III" by Damla Tokcan Faro

All in the golden afternoon
Full leisurely we glide;
For both our oars, with little skill,
By little arms are plied,
While little hands make vain pretence
Our wanderings to guide.

–Lewis Carroll

Damla Tokcan Faro‘s art is like looking into the pages of a storybook sprung to life.  There is a vivacity and a whimsy that she had captured with her lens, shot in a manner that suspends time, but not movement.  Her characters play and leap about the frame, and the colors speak of something both natural and supernatural; they are the objects of fantasy.

In her series titled Wonderland, Faro invokes the manic, playful, violent, and whimsical world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.  From bodies twirling to bloody knees, there is a sense of panic and wonder in every frame.

Faro has the unique vision of a vibrant childhood imagination combined with a wisdom that can only come with age and experience.

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