HICKORY DICKORY DOCK
What started out as a single piece meant to interpret the nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock" evolved into a complete narrative about a mouse going out to steal the minute hand from a grandfather clock outside his mouse hole. He meets with danger in the form of a large ginger cat along the way. At one point our hero finds himself cornered on top of the clock with the pacing tabby below. In the end he makes a daring escape and arrives home mission accomplished.
I decided at the onset of this project I needed to find a motivation for a mouse to run up a clock. After considering many scenarios involving, intrepid dusting and tea parties, I finally decided on the story of a thief. That expanded from him mid-story stuck on the clock to figuring out a setting and progression for him getting up there to getting back down.
This was a challenging project. I pushed my illustrative abilities towards being able to describe a complex environment and motion while still using my collage and mixed media approach. In the end due to the original project parameters I expanded my design to encompass the surface design for the end papers and binding the book using traditional stitching and binding techniques.
These paintings were created using:
2017 • Salt Lake Community College VAD Student Art Showcase
Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake City, UT