Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Lost in Forest Wild!

Here are the first silk paper cuts of a story that I'm currently working on. They are, as yet, unfinished and fairly unrefined (that's the hard/ tedious part and comes later). The story involves my character, Daniel, who gets lost (surprise surprise!). Some of the imagery maybe familiar as I started the idea for this story more than a year ago and did some preliminary silk paper cuts then. Hopefully the whole story will be exhibited in May and I hope to use lighting to its full potential to create dramatic shadows.
For now here is the Title page - 'Lost in Forest Wild'. You even get a bit of my Taipei nighbourhood thrown in if you look carefully.


Here's a bunch of bugs, but can you see the artist's name?


Here's Daniel fleeing the trees. They want him!


Now they really have caught him. What can he do to escape..?


You'll just have to wait and see!

8 comments:

wcl said...

I think the light does play a magic effect for the story atmosphere; especially the 3rd, 4th, and the 5th cuts.

Mr Lee said...

nice!!

Mary said...

Wow!!! I love these paper cuttings! They must require an enornmous amount of patience...and you write too.

Mike Hemsley said...

How can he escape? He's gonna have to try to undo the symmetry somehow...

aimee said...

just stunning!

Aris Moore said...

Your work is beautiful and amazing and the patience you must have is truly an inspiration. I am so happy to find your blog.

Patrick said...

Awesome. Love the bugs and the way you use the positive and negative space (especially the part of a hand that comes down over Daniel's head). Can't wait to see where this story leads!

Tim Budden said...

Thxs for the comments. The bugs are a real passion at the moment - delicately, spindly, but here in Taiwan potentially dangerous!