These themes are similar to that of my solo practice, it was therefore a perfect opportunity and seemed a natural setting for my work. I was very excited when Caitlin and Mel approached me to collaborate on this project.
We began with a few development days, discussing all things from themes, image, set design and lighting, to toilet habits, hair, sex toys, and mould. This process was something very new and enjoyable to me, as I usually work alone, even when doing commissions for artists/theatre groups, my involvement is usually to a much smaller degree.
We came up with a rough animation storyboard. Knowing that there was a possibility these would change, as the show was still in development, I concentrated first on the strongest scenes - sections that were definitely going to make it to the final production.
With the set being mostly white/off white, with items sporadically appearing in full colour, I decided that these black line drawings would be strong enough as they were against the white 'canvas', perhaps with a little touch of colour here and there, the team agreed that this would be an effective visual outcome.
From the short animations I have seen Calum create so far, I am amazed at what he can do with so few of my illustrations. I'm eager to see more of them come to life, and am very excited to see the whole show come together.