Monday, 13 April 2009

3 Women

I've just finished some work which I'd had to put on hold for a while.

This is a self-initiated project, a theatre poster for Three Women, which was recently staged at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London. I read the Sylvia Plath poem the play was based on, and to begin with I was really inspired by the animations of Lotte Reiniger (and the BFI have just released a collection of her short films), so I started making all these little silhouette people, pregnant women with conch shells for bellies etc. But they seemed a bit lifeless without being animated. And too subtle to work as a poster design. So instead I developed the same sort of technique into this more conceptual idea, which (I hope) sums up a lot of what the play is about.

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