For this project, I decided to use animation (GIF) as a medium; as shown in my curiosity journal, I am interested in representing beauty through nature, like flowers, and digital animation.
The concept was to show the vulnerability and emotional state of a me under the East Asian beauty standards that I am familiar with. I wanted to express a sense of intimacy between the viewer and me, through the use of fish-eye lenses, as it is common to see this effect on someone who is deeply reflecting or overthinking in a movie. Moreover, the intimacy is emphasised through the use of my own phone camera, as if the animation was a vlog.
The background is in black and white, as I wanted the focus to be on the flowers that are shedding petals, and the tear that falls from the visible eye.
Below is the video of the animation: