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Illusion and Reality: How the Whale got his throat.

Illusion and Reality: How the Whale got his throat.

I am exploring scale, illusion and narrative within my practice and creating it in 3D, my aim is to create images/scenes/environments that the spectator can feel like their part of a made up world, where the boundaries between illusion and reality are tested.

I have taken inspiration from Pollock's Toy Museum and its toy theaters, and have constructed a scene from Rudyard Kipling's 'Just So Stories - How The Whale Got His Throat'.

How The Whale Got His Throat
How The Whale Got His Throat (side angle)