The creative mind behind the biggest adult fairy tale exhibit in town doesn't want you to grow up.
Artist and curator Yamel Molerio, creator of the "Malice in Wonderland" art exhibit that debuted last weekend and runs through early July in the Buena Vista Building, has tried to preserve childhood in a town he said strips it away.
"Enjoy your childhood; it is a great experience," Molerio said. "I think you need to live your age and not grow up too soon. ... It can hurt you later on in life."
He added, "[Miami is a] big city, it's a club city. ... It is a city where you can get into a lot of trouble if you're not careful."
Molerio has joined forces with artists Ray Azcuy, Lu Coxhead and Luis Diaz (who is also behind designs for some of the 80s parody trading cards, Garbage Pail Kids) to compile a collection of artwork that create a mosaic of fairy tales that deal with adult themes such as loss of innocence, violence, sexuality and relationships.
"It invokes what we are living in and talks about our society itself," said Molerio. "I think all the works have a whimsical quality to them."