Faye Al Mansour is an illustrator, artist and designer based in Kuwait. Currently she is majoring in Interior Architecture, a design field that aids her with creating atmospherically intriguing spaces. Faye has been honing her illustration skills for the past several years. Her body of work consists of storytelling, character designs and world building, usually through digital media.
The Making Marks trip inspired Faye in a number of ways. After visiting the sculpture museums in Yorkshire, Faye saw the power that three-dimensional artworks could impose on a space, and wanted to take her character designs into a different dimension. The town Caernarfon in Wales also had a big impact, with the connection between mythology and the beautiful landscape evident in every nook. She immediately saw the relation to Kuwaiti myth culture.
This project takes into consideration the creation of Kuwaiti storytellers and explores the realm of Kuwaiti mythology. Most Kuwaiti mythologies focus on monster designs that strike fear in the hearts of the young. With fear being a revolving point in Kuwaiti story making culture Faye decided to modernize these terrors to attract the younger generations and accommodate the fast-paced technological era that we live in. The body of work consists mainly of a storybook retelling the main structure of a Kuwaiti mythological tale. “The Glitch”, the title of the story, is inspired by a collection of tales rooted In Kuwait. Following the skeleton of a traditional Kuwaiti fable in addition to forging a completely new character and a parallel world, “The Glitch” is responsive and nostalgic to today’s youth. Supporting the storybook is a three-dimensional, brought to life character sculpture of the main monster depicted in the book. The sculpture creates an experience of what living among those stories and creatures was once like. Made out of plaster and fabric, this body of work stimulates the senses and gives a first degree contact with “The Glitch”.
- الدروع (الحواجز)
- كون موازي
- نسيج القصص