Books are generally used for mental activity- reading, learning, gathering inspirations and ideas, but Eleanor Stewart also transforms books into models and creates exquisite animations. She exploits the full potential of the written piece, visualizations of music and abstract ideas are made of the same book paper. She converts books into a three dimensional world- experience that can be achieved just in our imagination, but now becomes real.
Eleanor Stewart is an animator, model maker and an illustrator. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2009 and received the Bram Stoker Medal for most imaginative work and a D&AD Best New Blood Award.
I would like to introduce her created animated film for the Classical music work ‘Hoedown’ from the Rodeo Suite by Aaron Copland. Hoedown from Rodeo is her interpretation of the music into paper animation. She beautifully captures the mood and atmosphere in paper cut outs, characters are lively and vibrant, creating an impression of music sheets coming alive.
Her recent project is a film called ‘Raindrops’ for Microsoft in partnership with Hyundai. It is an animation about Hyundai recycling rain water at its factories. To find out more information check out her website www.eleanorstewart.co.uk