This project applied the principles of design to creating visual representations of written text. My excerpt is a reflection of death from the perspective of a young boy with autism, which became especially meaningful around the time of the death of my pet mouse. The first iteration was a conceptual collage of the main takeaways from the text, which was then used to create a storyline for the animation.

The original excerpt from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon:
What actually happens when you die is that your brain stops working and your body rots, like Rabbit did when he died and we buried him in the earth at the bottom of the garden. All his molecules were broken down into other molecules and they went into the earth and were eaten by worms and went into the plants and if we go and dig in the same place in 10 years there will be nothing except his skeleton left. And in 1000 years even his skeleton will be gone. But that is all right because he is a part of the flowers and the apple tree and the hawthorn bush now.

media (storyboard) : ink and Illustrator / 8” x 10” / 2017
media (animation) : Photoshop collage / 1920 x 1080 / 2017

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