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Right- basically, for my FMP (see fmp blog..) I have decided to work with a Finnish myth about an old man who cries, and who's tears turn into pearls. There is more to the story, but this should be explained on my other blog??? I'll have to check...
and HERE are some prints and papercuts I did to go with my idea! The text in the teardrops (because they are teardrops, not raindrops) is from the end of the myth, and is as follows:
"Gathered the tears from the Sea,
from below the clear waters,
from the top of the black mud,
to carry them to Väinös hand,
they had changed into other things;
had grown into things that are fair,
into beads they had swollen,
into pearls they had ripened,
to be the delight of Kings,
and Rulers joys forever"
I like the idea of obsessing over the tear drop shape, and repeating it over and over again. In the myth, a large amount of time is spent explaining how many tears there are, so I find repeating it the image over and over again does illustrate this quite well. Oh, and this is not the main part of my FMP, if you are wondering, it is going to be part of the wallpaper which surrounds the book which is my main part of my FMP*.
*FMP stands for 'Final Major Project', which is the last project of Foundation year..
*points if you realized the Rob Ryan influence!*
Must get back to cutting out more teardrop shapes, and avoiding cleaning my room...