You would be hard pressed to find something cuter than a sleeping baby. However, this talented mother from California found a way to make something intensely adorable. Queenie Liao, a free-lance artist and mother, began taking pictures of her sleeping son… and the rest was history. (Her profile is located here.)
By just using things around the house and her camera, Queenie created a magical land for her sleeping baby boy to explore.
Wengenn”s dream-like adventures are sure to melt even the coldest of hearts.
Photography has always been my hobby. At first my interest was on natural scenery, but after the birth of my first child in 2002, my attention shifted to my precious little baby.
I began to take pictures of my baby boy, frequently drawing inspiration from the beautiful works of Anne Geddes.
In 2010, after seeing the work of Ms. Adele Enersen with her sleeping daughter, I began to experiment with similar ideas with my then-three-month-old son Wengenn.
I grew up indulging myself in fairy tales. Those fairy tales from my childhood gave me a multitude of ideas to try out.
Everyday just before Wengenns nap, I would imagine him being the main character in one of my favorite episodes, and paint a background setting with plain clothes, stuffed animals, and other common household materials, just like how an artist would with her paint brushes.
After Wengenn fell asleep, I would place him at the center of the theme Id created and start taking pictures.
My vision was to create a series of photos portraying him exploring his imaginary, enchanting fairytale-like world.
Today, with well over one hundred photographs, each portraying a cute little story of Wengenn in his journey of adventure, I have combined them into an album called Wengenn in Wonderland.
A Chinese version of my book Sleepy Baby , was published in Taiwan in July, 2012. The book provides step-by-step details of how some of those pictures were taken, as well as how other art crafts can be made out of baby pictures.
I am very grateful to have the opportunity to share with the readers not only the pictures I have taken, but more importantly, the inexpressible love, joy and pride as a mother while creating this special album for my son Wengenn.
An English version of Queenie”s book is being made as well.
Falling in love with Wengenn is so easy.
Sleep well, little guy, because you”re about to go on a BIG adventure.