I have discovered whilst looking for set designers, an illustrator called Ellen Leber from Wales who has used illustration to create 3D interpretations of narratives. I have seen on her website that she created a piece for the FolioArts competition in 2012 illustrating a story that i am currently looking at in the Angela Carter feminist Fairytales Collection: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
she created illustrations for : The Company of Wolves, Puss In Boots, The Bloody Chamber and a Cover design and these are very interesting to me, because not so much in this first part of my FMP but definitely in the second where i re-imagine “The 12 dancing princesses” i am looking to give it a modern day feminist edge using the influence of Angela Carter.
Ellen Leber’s illustrations have a depth that suck you right into her make believe world, and this is sometimes even easier as some of her illustrations are whole worlds in themselves! I love the mark making she uses in her 3D and 2D work, she calls some of her 3D work “ A Space for a Narrative to be created” and this is exactly how i want my own creations for Alice in Wonderland to be interpreted!
A particular project of hers i am interested in is
The show was based around eccentricities and obsessions, my piece was called ‘A Paper Forest’, made from crafted paper and black ink.
It is a space that can be interpreted in any way that the spectator’s imagination allows them, it is a space for a narrative to be created.