By exploring my pet ragdoll’s fur, as an organic material, I focused on the story/myths of the upbringing of the ragdoll breed compared to other cats. I remained determined throughout the project to constantly revisit the fur material as it was easy to get so absorbed in the myth itself. I developed the mythical ideas through zines as I illustrated themes of mutation formed by this called accident. This was done by creating my own comic series called ‘Cat-Astrophe’ which captured the myths in a more visual form and built chapters for my animation artefact proposal. My aim was to stay playful with the story and have fun with what I could produce.
This is what gave me the idea of creating a stop motion film to incorporate my use of painting, sculpture and material. This was based on the myth of the ragdoll car accident. The film is only based on the first part of the story as a proposal to what my final artefact would be in the end as a whole if I continued. I aimed to include painting as well as design by finding the balance. This is seen in the painting backdrops and props to give setting to the piece, balanced with the sculptured cat made of fur and animated design.
Experience:Being HUMAN 2021/22