Last week I was shortlisted to make a climate change animation as an educational tool for indigenous peoples in the humid tropics.
I got very excited about this project – commissioned by LifeMosaic – and started making lists of types of animals and plants that are present in all tropical continents – so that the images would be as accurate and universal as possible. I wanted also to communicate in a story-telling rather than literal way, with the earth made into a character with different landscapes on its face.
Unfortunately for me someone else got the job in the end, but it has made me realise how very much I want to work on rainforest projects and I will see if I can revive a couple of old ideas about books and stories from the forests that I had during the Shiwiar project so long ago. The illustrations in the gallery are from that time, the storyboards the recent work.
In the meantime I am also getting more involved with local environmental projects like the anottment and helping at an art club for kids.
But nothing beats the intensity of the jungle systems.