Twice Upon A Time: A new interpretation of the classic Vietnamese folktale “The Mountain God and The Sea God”. The book contains 40 pages of double page spreads filled with collage, hand drawn and digitally assembled illustrations.
3D Model Project with Elly Hancock (2013).
The mini model station was created for a specific narrative. Everything is handmade with love, especially the little old lady and her pup.
Trees of Life
A journey through the wood accompanied by poems from contemporary and classic poets.
Series of watercolour sketches about traditional Vietnamese home and its environment.
Cabinet of wonders
Series of illustration using different mediums like collage, pencils, ink...revolved around the topic of finding treasures hidden within the printed pages.
A series of illustration for the classic narrative of "Tam Cam" (Vietnamese Cinderella for short). Materials used: Indian Ink, textures (collage).
The broken tablet
The idea behind "The tablet that does not work" was inspired by a short video of a young child, who was struggling flipping pages of a book since he was used to tapping and touching a tablet's screen instead. Will there be a day when the printed pages are no longer in demand? Does the tablet with its incredible abilities, a result of modern day technology; can really replace a simple bound book?
By reversing the tablet itself into its simpler form, with suggestions to "tap, drag, point..." on to sheets of paper, the aim of this "broken tablet" is to remind children, the definition and uses of a simpler reading tool: books.
Beyond the frame
Beyond the frame. A closer and vibrant look at the human body.
From ink sketches to digitalized illustrations and paper collage, it's always good to test out different ways to create images.
Short B&W movie made for the chosen topic: "Against the Freedom of Information". In a world where we can have access to all sorts of information via multiple different platforms/tools, it can get difficult sometimes to get your focus on what really matters. Our group decided to compare the human's brain and the way it takes in information to a computer's system.
Shot and edited at Knights Park Campus, Kingston University, London.
Against Freedom of Information
Sophia Ward, Emma Unwind, Jame Digweed, Thu Anh Ta.
ROH X KU
Short B&W Film as a result of the collaborated project between the Royal Opera House and Kingston University.
The original opera "Nabucco" inspired our group (Jake Clarke, Jungwon Yang, Hingis Ng, Thomas Allen and Thu) to create a visual interpretation of the narrative using one main prop: a handmade wax figure.