Alice In Wonderland.
To begin off the entire process, I thought about what I wanted to accomplish from the piece. I wanted to learn how to create complex pop-ups and for that reason, I did some research on the artist Robert Sabuda.
This is a pop-up which I created, trying to replicate the work of Robert Sabuda. Doing this helped me to learn all the different folds needed in a pop-up and what they do.
I decided that I wanted my stage to have a pop-up of a castle which could represent the mansion, the White Queen's castle and the Red Queen's castle and for this reason, I drew out a non-character specific castle which I would turn into a pop-up. I would then split the castle into 4 layers to create the pop-up.
This is a clay piece which I created in the style of Jan Svankmajer. Jan Svankmajer works in a creepy, distorted style which is what I attempted to recreate in this piece.
Jan Svankmajer's characters always seen to be rather strongly featured. For this reason, I created the shape of a rabbits skull and then added flesh to it, in order to exaggerate the main features of the rabbit.
I allowed the clay to dry a little and then folded pieces and tore pieces. This helped to create a moth eaten look, making the piece look distorted.
This compositional study is a study which follows the shape of a classic castle. I have taken the elements of an Indian slum such as stacked homes, cement rings and hath lari's to create this composition. I think the cement ring is a really smart thing to have on set as it could represent the entrance through the rabbit hole, but also could be a great place of isolation with a spotlight. The hath lari could also
Unlike the previous compositional study, this study is made to represent the richer side of India. I have used the typical Indian diva windows and the balcony and door decorations to amplify the Indian atmosphere.
This composition is a lot like the first one but I have added in clothing lines. Not only is this a very common thing in the slums of India but also this would work really well on set as something that the actors could interact with.