The Kalevala (2018)-

'The Sampo and the Sea': A graduate design project based on the Finnish Epic. I designed a stage production, bringing together traditional storytelling through spoken word as well as visually exciting costumes, puppetry and imagery.

As the themes of magic and enchantment are so important in the narrative, the costumes all incorporate potential for transformation into the designs. This magical atmosphere to the overall production is mirrored through the textiles, which include silk painting, beading and embroidery.

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Laurence Winram