Initially I had thought I'd do a stop motion video of paper flowers blooming, I'd seen the stunning Chanel Spring Summer 2015 runway show and had in mind to do something inspired by that (on a fraction of their paper clip budget obviously).
Hopefully I've captured a smidgen of that newborn curiosity.
what is this strange blooming machine, what does it do and why and it got me thinking about the connotations we have with flowers. When we see flowers we see decoration, romance, prettiness but just think about the incredible mechanics of how a flower works! There's nothing twee about the opening and closing, the pushing up, bursting out of a tiny seed, the complex petal pattern...it's the stuff of science-y magic really! So I wanted to make to make the kind of images that made you think to yourself What is that? It's paper? How does it move? What does it mean?.