Chihiro’s Flight

Chihiro’s Flight

 

‘Chihiro’s Flight’ is inspired by a scene from Spirited Away, where the dragon Haku is being chased by what appear to be birds, while Chihiro the heroine watches in a panic. It is a beautiful scene where Haku is chased over and under clear turquoise water. All the elements of this piece strive to capture the movement and drama of this scene. Haku’s whiskers trailing in the wind are represented by the two white quills, and his turquoise fur by the hand-dyed marabou headband. The dyed tulle and the translucent fabric is the surface of the sea, with the sprays of fabric, the sequins and the nail caviar representing the splashes of water from the chase.