The Nature Park is rapidly changing with the arrival of spring. The snow has completely melted, the branches show signs of green and everything has more of a warm tinge beneath. The Interpreter Project also took on some rapid changes the past month with new directions and re-envisions of older concepts.
A consistent inspiration throughout the process has been the newt. The newt is a creature who does not see nor hear well and is vulnerable to various elements. The Nature Park has three of them in residence; Junior whose picture is shown above, Peewee who turns out to be a salamander and Newton who is retired. Their quiet nature and small stature are a metaphor of the Nature Park; a quiet place full of small, hidden wonders and vulnerable to the developments surrounding it.
Just as the winter is a time of growth for the blossoming of spring, the concept for the project has grown in many ways. The best way to describe this change is unquestionably visually; from a happy mascot to a creature of wisdom, the illustration style I been playing with shows a glimpse of the vast differences in styles of approaches I visited throughout the research phase. Though the Nature Park is often seen as a children friendly park, I wish to bring to it a depth and introspection that is open to all ages and walks of life.
As this blog is a reveal of the behind the scenes, I hope to give space and acknowledge the beauty in re-thinking and re-doing. To view them not as mistakes but as a process that one takes to sift out what is truly important. I am looking forward to bringing this new vision of The Interpreter Project to fruition.