Many thanks to Jon Revett for the invitation and Deana Craighead for the Panhandle Plains Museum tour.

Ryder Richards talks about his exhibition based on Salvador Dali’s (1969) illustrations of “Alice in Wonderland.” Considering them un-Dali, he asks DALL-E to draw inspiration from John Tenniel, the original illustrator, and re-invent them as a Dali-esque blend.

After several “failed” attempts to achieve his goal, Ryder used ChatGPT, NotebookLM, and Claude to rewrite “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” utilizing Dali’s surreal symbology. The resultant illustrations became more compelling and odd, and with practice at developing blended consistency, character, and style, Richards offers a re-envisioned version of the tale.