Animal Accordion Book

This is my animal accordion book. It’s made on Fabriano paper with coloured ink. The animals are based on my interpretations and misinterpretations of old Persian miniature paintings, specifically those that come from the epic story Shahnameh.

The original paintings contain larger scenes of landscapes and battles, often with humans and demons. But the animals stood out to me. I felt like they deserved their own life. I wanted for them to become centre of attention, to exist on paper for the sake of themselves.

 

Accordeon Book1

 

Horse hiding

Sneaky horse

Fish and fowl

Fish and fowl

Detail Crazy Bird

Crazy bird detail. An honest misinterpretation of a Persian miniature

Eagles

Eagles of some sort

jumping fox

Fox jumps over the moon

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