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THE DOWNFALL OF SATURN

2018

Inspired by the notion of story telling and the fact that it is something that is inherently timeless and takes many forms. The Downfall of Saturn is a large puppet shaped tapestry that depicts my own fictitious story from Genisis depicting the creation of original sin. particularly strong influences include theatrical puppets, prehistoric cave drawings and the Bayeux Tapestry.

FABLE

In prehistoric times there were a race of people that lived along side humans that had hands for heads called the Order of Saturn. God placed them in the world as prophets to help hopeless humans avoid extinction. Humans idolised them for their divination abilities. Prehistoric people created murals using their hands to show gratitude to the hand people for helping them avert natural disasters and attack from others. However humans began to neglect their god and began to worship the hand people as gods themselves. This angered god as he thought humans were ungrateful. He decided to place upon humans the woes and suffering he had originally shielded them from, banishing the Order of Saturn into the void.