Cactus Gallery LA
PINOCCHIO'S BANNER by artist Joe Alvarez
Acrylic on wood, 10 1/2” × 6”
Pinocchio's best friend, Candlewick (Lampwick) convinces him to ditch the party The Blue Fairy was planning for Pinocchio, and instead go to The Land of Toys.
It serves as a haven for wayward boys and girls, allowing them to act as they please without recrimination. However, the truer and more sinister purpose of The Land of Toys is eventually revealed as it begins to physically transform the boys and girls into donkeys and to sell them off for labor.
After 5 months, Pinocchio and Lampwick wake up one morning to find they have donkey ears.