How stories have influenced the visual arts

November 4, 2011  |   News,   World
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This article is about an exhibition at London’s Tate Gallery which looks at ways Lewis Carroll’s timeless novels (i.e., “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass”) have provided expression for many contemporary artists’ work. One of the artists featured in this exhibition is the celebrated American Anna Gaskell, a native of Des Moines.

A ‘must see’ in downtown Des Moines is Gaskell’s 2006 public art installation — combining video, text, and hedge maze — called “Until the Woods Began to Move.” She took inspiration from the story in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film “The Shining.”