During my MA course I made this book for the Sequence and Series module. We were exploring a sequential approach to storytelling and I chose this enchanting poem ‘Fairy Reel’ by Neil Gaiman. I wanted to make a pop-up book for a very long time, so I thought this might be a great opportunity.
This is the final outcome, my unorthodox pop-up concertina book.
The unsettling feeling of loss and regret and bitter wish that life was lived differently are focal points of the poem, in this magical world of humans and fairies. The idea was to portray these two worlds as two sides of the same coin - fairy world, beautiful and eerie and human world - safe, but hollow.