Sophie’s Dream

Sophie’s Dream

 

‘Sophie’s Dream’ is inspired by a scene from Howl’s Moving Castle, where the heroine Sophie goes to Howl’s room to look for him, and finds that it has changed into a huge tunnel with all his belongings strewn along it. Howl’s possessions are glittery, sparkling, moving magical trinkets, and as Sophie follows them down the dark passageway, she discovers the hunched figure of Howl as the nightmarish reptilian bird creature at the end. He flies away, and Sophie wakes up. The hat is a representation of this scene, with the brightly coloured jewels, shells, beads and sequins pooled on the left, trailing over the crown and flowing into black beads and feathers on the right.