Continuing on with my interactive story last week aimed at raising awareness of Female Genital Mutilation, I wanted to make an animated rose with my new knowledge of sin/cos functions in processing. I wanted the imagery to be mesmerising and elegant, but for it to represent the reality of the situation. So I designed a morphing animation that changes over time from a beautiful full rose to a thick web of threads. This is my interpretation of the main icon for FGM: the sewn-up rose.
The organisation that I’m volunteering for, CAGeM (Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation) asked me to do a campaign video for them for their upcoming Restoring the Rose Walk-a-thon this Saturday. I’d like to share it with you all here: hopefully I can share it in class too – it will give you more of a sense of the positive direction that I want to be going with all these tricky big ideas.