Deep Time Fable

PrizeFinalists in Illustrate (graphic)
University/SchoolEdinburgh College of Art
ArtistHsin-Yi Wang
Design TeamHain-Yi Wang, Hsin Shyu
CreditHsin-Yi Wang
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This project displays two different mediums - illustration and animation. Both mediums follow the same storyline but develop into a combined distinct narrative. The story starts with a rumour among birds about volcano eruption, which hasn't really happened in the past 340 million years since the volcanoes in Edinburgh are already extinct and then flows with birds from the Union Canal to the North Sea. Along with the bird's movement, I aim to encourage and entice the audience to travel back to a time when the landscape had barely any human trace and to reflect on our current environment.

I am a multidisciplinary artist with a design background. Influenced by the methodologies in architecture design, my practice responds to the environment and culture that surrounds me; currently, strongly inspired by the Scottish landscape where I live. Using visual media, I explored the geological story of Edinburgh through photography, film, illustration, and animation, mixing different media to tell a more complete time story.