Here's an interesting exhibit at the Modern Eden Gallery (San Francisco) of contemporary artists re-imaging childhood classics. They are edgy, clearly an adult view of the stories, but at the same very compelling and witty. Perhaps it has more to do with how a favored storybook from an artist's past continues to rub a groove in the psyche. The gorgeous -- but slightly haunting -- piece above from Michael Ramstead is his interpretation of Charlotte's Web. And this below, a quirky almost Bordertown version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by Edith Lebeau. You see more of the show at this preview at High Fructose (and do check the rather scary version of "Beauty and the Beast").