Project concept introduction
The inspiration for this hand-drawn picture book comes from the literary club I signed up for this semester. We chose the theme of “tavern” when deciding the theme of our regular final project.
When I hear the word “tavern”, the first thing that comes to my mind is that as a place, it is very inclusive, because I have the impression that pubs come to many, many different people. Dim light and noises can hide a lot of things.
I was largely inspired by the uniqueness of the pub as a location.
A girl jumped off a building to commit suicide, through her lifetime record, her mother use the butterfly effect to kill the four sinners in the same pub with a bomb.
这也是为什么这个故事的名字会叫做Love Of Despair，因为荼蘼花的话语便是绝望的爱，当荼蘼花绽放的时候，代表春天也已经过去了.
In this story, violence does great harm to the main character. Not only did the victim lose her life, but her family suffered as well.
That’s why the name of this story is called Love Of Despair, because the words bloomed by the 荼蘼花 are the despair of love. When the 荼蘼花 blooms, it means that spring has passed.
The thickness of the acrylic paint can better reflect the blood spouted by Haya when she falls from the building. It makes the scene feel more immersing as well.
The death of her daughter left the mother with only bloody revenge in her eyes, which is why the scene outside the window was red and full with black lilies representing revenge. The poster on the wall is a reference to the poster design of the film “Butterfly Effect”, which is another major theme of this book.
The image of the mother is stuck in the picture with a solid glue, and the three-dimensional piece has the feeling of a bystander.
The toilet paper
Paper of different texture
The colored paper tape
In this picture, a piece of twine is used to thread all the props that cause the butterfly effect to happen, which is also the inspiration for the mother to commit the crime after she saw the butterfly effect hurt herself.
All the props are 3D, and different materials are used to make the scene more three-dimensional and interactive
The annotated atmosphere is the key point of this picture. There are open eyes between the balloon held by the dead daughter and the black lily symbolizing revenge. It was as if they were looking at sinners.
This was combined with a plant + monitored survey I did on my last project.
When the mother found this diary, she could see her daughter surrounded by fear through it
The focus of this painting is on the fear and powerlessness of being surrounded. The bullies and the dark background had all add to the atmosphere
Invisible lines in the air seemed to tighten the victim, her mouth was sealed and she could not say help because no one cares.
This invisible information are displayed in the picture by me in a direct form
This picture focuses on sexual harassment.
The books the man held in his hands for lessons could no longer cover up his secret crimes, so the blood was already flowing. And his body was covered with black lilies. This is the picture in the mother’s mind after hearing the girl’s words.
This picture focuses on domestic violence.
The dagger and belt hidden in the flower were “gifts” the mother had received from her husband
The mother’s eyes had been blinded by the flowers of revenge, and she was surrounded by masks and relationship lines. But she still holds a candle that illuminates the truth
All the hidden information is directly displayed in the picture
The following is the process of committing the crime, you can refer to the online reading
In the end, the black lily becomes a chami flower, representing although the mother finish her revenge, her daughter will never come back