Though most of the tomb stones aren’t finished until now, the atmosphere is raising.
I simply love the progress bars… Sometimes I don’t like to talk to much about what I’m doing right now, but the bars show the progress anyway. And today I suddenly realized how much I’ve already completed! I put the cemetery setting together as far as I’ve finished the single pieces and it looked like a real setting… Horray!
I had been to two film festivals as a visitor last week, to the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and to the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. I had a great time there, saw countless numbers of (animated) short films, had the oppotunity to talk to animation artists like Bruce Bickford personally and yet I’m still inspired by all the artworks I’ve seen – some of them were just amazing!
I had a few new ideas for my film there, too, and after having a heavy cold for few days, I spent the last weekend completely in my studio to work on the settings. I made some props for the graveyard: a tree, a pieta-like sculpture of an angel, about twenty graves (which aren’ finished yet) and two picture frames of Orpheus and Eurydice for their home.
The sculpture is about 20 cm in height, and it’s one of my most favourite pieces so far. It’s important for the graveyrd’s atmosphere since I want it to be somewhat like Le Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris which is perhaps the most beautiful cemetery I’ve ever been to. Again, everything is made of cardboard, paper and wire covered with a thin layer of acrylics, watercolours and/or pastels.
Little, little things: the picture on the left is approx. 3,5 cm high. I used pin needles as nails to hang the pictures onto the wall.