BA (Hons) Illustration
This year I recreated ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ by Edgar Allan Poe but as a shadow puppet show. The story is set in a plague infested land that has all but destroyed the outside world and lower classes, however a Prince is throwing a party for all the upper-classes who can afford to avoid the plague.
During this party however, an uninvited guest appears (an outsider) when attempting to eject the figure the party goers succumb to the plague. This story delves into such themes as class divide, arrogance, willful ignorance and medieval culture. Alongside this I also created 3D elements such as a Zoetrope, Jack-in-the box and an Automaton, some of which were included within my film.