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.
Fish and fowl
Crazy bird detail. An honest misinterpretation of a Persian miniature
Eagles of some sort
Fox jumps over the moon