How Ahab met Moby

University project, 2017

This project required the outcome to be a 3D piece. Being an illustrator, this can be hard when your desired materials are a pen and paper.

Whilst reading through Moby Dick, I came across a piece of dialogue from Captain Ahab describing his first encounter with Moby, and the loss of his leg due to the meeting. This is where I began to extract my inspiration from.

I began to look into older forms of storytelling, mainly puppetry. Puppetry has be used for hundreds of years as an aid to story telling.

 

The piece below is screenshots of a video piece I created using my own version of how Ahab met Moby and what set the storyline of Moby Dick in motion.

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