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Winnie(2022)

September 15, 2022

WINNIE (2022) is a project inspired by my childhood works - having a fresh new look at the oldest drawings, poems, and photos, I redraw them into new pieces.
Many people were asked: who is your favorite artist? Which artist has influenced you the most? Maybe your childhood self can give you more inspiration than Picasso.

By redrawing previous works into new animation, I wish to discover the pure joy and be free of creating again.
For too long, as creators, we are good at comparing ourselves to others, always dissatisfied with our works, trying to find the meaning of everything, and forgetting our natural originality, sense of humor, and freedom.

Through this project,
I will create 10 works, 9 short GIFs, and 1 short film that are inspired by the old works.











table of contents

1.Winnie
2.Her eyes
3. Her voice
4. Superdog
5. Music
6. Special Thanks
7. Archive















CHAPTER ONE: Who is she?
Winnie:

My nickname from around 1995 to 2005 is Winnie, I no longer use it until I was in junior high school because I thought it wasn't cool enough.
My kindergarten English teacher gave me this name because he said I looked like "Winnie".

winnie, 8 years old. 
photo: Chu jìngyùn
2000






1. When you are bad but mom is calling you home for dinner
music: Scott Goff- Bach Partita in A minor, BWV 1013 - IV. Bourrée anglaise

Left: year 2022/ Right : year 1996


2. 6 years old, an abstract dream, 1998.
music: Piano Sonata no. 11, K. 331 - I. Andante grazioso

Left: year 2022/ Right : year 1998


3. Night-out with friends
music : Flute Sonata in A minor, H. 562 - ll. Allegro
Performer: Lydia J. Roth

Left: year 2022/ Right : around year 2000



4. After the party, before the sleep
music : The Carnival of the Animals - XIII. The Swan
Performers:
Seattle Youth Symphony 

Small animation inspired by a childhood princess drawing

Left: year 2022/ Right : time unkonwn

      

























CHAPTER TWO: Her eyes
Inspirations:

Watching Disney cartoons and reading picture books were Winnie’s favorite things to do, she especially love those books and films about families and animals. As many children, she practiced her art by imitating artists, films, animations and illustrations that she had feeling with. Her mother is an illustrator, she likes to draw like her mother. 


Mother is drawing (up)
Winnie is drawing(down)





Lyrics and music by Floyd Huddleston and George Bruns.
Sung by Nancy Adams.
All rights reserved by Disney and partners - Robin Hood (1973)

English poem excerise
The lyrics of Robin Hood song “Love”

Left: year 1997. Oct. 15/ Right : year 1973

Cat excerise on the book
The Three Little Kittens by Tracey Moroney
The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd

First published 1993




5. Playmates
muisc: Mozart - Concerto No.1 in F major - I. Allegro

Left: year 2022/ Right : year around 2003



6. Spooky mansion
music : zhong xian

Inspired by a childhood drawing of a house with lots of doors and stairs

Left: year 2022/ Right : year 1998



























CHAPTER FOUR: Her voice
Develop her own voice through her works:
At the period of 1993 to 2012, Winnie got most of her inspirations from her daily life with her family. Her works are about her mother, her father and the family dog, Luca. Showing the loves she has with her family is the main goal of her works. At the same time, she also starts to think about who she is? So she draw a lot of self-portrait at that time too.



winnie’s first digital drawing
HAPPY MOTHER DAY

time unknown



7. Mother and her sons
music: Lotus Land, Op. 14 no. 1
Performer: Markus Staab

Left: year 2022/ Right : around year 2001




8. I was created by…
music: Chopin - Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9 no. 2
Performer: Vadim Chaimovich

Left: year 2022/ Right : around year 2005

9. I don’t like your playlist
music: An Sylvia, D. 891
from: European Archive

I used to really hate my mother’s music playlist.

year 2022















CHAPTER FIVE: Superdog - Short film
The First Script:
In 2003, when Winnie was 10 years old, she worte a story a story about a girl, with her super dog.



music: Chopin - Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9 no. 2
Performer: Vadim Chaimovich
lengh: 3 mins



Winnie and Luca’s photo




Luca’s portarit

time unknown











CHAPTER SIX: Music
All music used in this project comes from Musopen.org

song list












SPECIAL THANKS  
words editing/English tutor: Season Cheng
animation assistants: Upa
emotional support: Chen JingKai / Stan Chen / Upa / Season Cheng / Joe Lan 











ARCHIVE
works list: 

1. When you are bad but mom is calling you home for dinner
2. 6 years old, an abstract dream, 1998.
3. Night-out with friends
4. After the party, before the sleep
5.  Playmates
6. Spooky mansion
7. Mother and her sons
8. I was created by…
9. I don’t like your playlist
10. Superdog