That would have been too easy
Due to the fact that I have the feeling a few things need to be set in order in my life currently, I started cleaning every corner of our home and sort a lot of things out a few months ago. We collected a lot of stuff over the years… But things finally get better!
While I’m wondering what the next step in my artistic career, I crawl a lot through old portfolios, some of them more then 15 years old when I just started to draw somewhat professionally. I also found a little book with analogue photographs from 2002 – I made them when I just began to study fine arts:
Early puppet sets by Jessica Koppe in 2002
I think it’s amazing how much these images contain almost everything that I’m working on today: storytelling, small worlds or stages, working with puppets…
I shot this images in my very first weeks at the Academy at the age of 21, and back then I wouldn’t ever think that I’m going work in animation one day. Well, I suppose I didn’t thought, but maybe I’d already known…
Interestigly enough I study all the things that I’ve done before to find a clue what I want to do next. When I purchased a new book about mixed-media dollhouses just for sake of play, I remembered these pictures. They so much surprised me…
Did you ever have a similar experience? I’d love to hear them just to proof that my idea of us always already knowing the answer is right.