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Children of Eden

God/Adam/Eve/Noah meet James Cameron's Avatar. What more needs to be said?! The set and puppet designs for this Chicago-based production are really fantastic – there's a tonne of UV lighting, the set is made out of a mass of ladder/DNA-like structures, and there's AN ELEPHANT. The final design has ended up somewhere between the top left and top right designs - the musical covers several generations of biblical characters so I liked the idea of using the veins of the famous fig leaf to show ancestral lineage. I often have serendipitous moments with my design where I'm wondering how I'll manage to create a certain image, and then it just literally appears in front of me. I was just mulling over how to do the leaf for this design when I walked past a big ol' fig tree which I snipped a couple of leaves off (sorry National Trust...)


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