Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hump Day Humor: Fairytale Heroines in the Slammer

When I was searching for today's Hump Day Humor piece, all I could find was super-serious news about the Big-5, Amazon, book sales, etc. All important, of course, but not quite what either you or me need on a rainy Wednesday morning.

But then I saw this on HuffPo and knew I hit the lighthearted jackpot:
Show us one person who can't recite the story of Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White or Goldilocks by heart, and we'll show you a baby just born into this world. Because we all grew up learning of the dangerous scenarios these heroines had to endure -- from a wolf dressed as grandma to tumbling down holes deep enough for rabbits and finding unlikely roommates in three bears and seven dwarfs, these stories all paint a very pretty picture of girls lost and found. But what if our four princesses weren't so innocent?
Artist Marilen Adrover imagined just that, re-thinking the folklore as crime stories. Alice's hazy trips, Red's violent attempt at survival, Snow's seductress ways and Goldilocks' "misplaced" keys. How badass do they look now, eh?



See the original post HERE

Genius. You can even buy the above mugshots in various forms--as prints, as iPhone covers, and more.

Of course, this led me to ponder what other fairytale characters would have interesting mugshots... Puss in Boots? Cinderella? Jack (of "and the Beanstalk")? I can see a lot of possibilities for this kind of trend...

I also poked around Marilen's DeviantArt page to see what other kinds of work she does, only to find her range is incredibly impressive.

This haunting piece, for example:

"Anguish" by Marilen Adrover

Or this twist on a modern-day "Alice in Wonderland":

"Alice" by Marilen Adrover

And this powerful social commentary:

"I am Perfect" by Marilen Adrover

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