Idea 060 - The Little Prince in a million parts

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Layered paper craft light boxes of the different chapters of The Little Prince


This idea is based on Idea 58 - In a million parts. Of splitting a written work into many parts and making transformative art from each part.

littleprince-layersThe book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and subsequent movie Trailer. The Little Prince has been adapted to numerous art forms and media, including audio recordings, radio plays, live stage, film, television, ballet, and opera. The book was illustrated using watercolors by Saint-Exupéry.

I have wonderful memories of this book as a child. A book that formed my childhood and outlook on society and life. I have very strong feelings about this book and I assume others do as well.

The book could be split up by chapter or by each of the planets that the little prince visits.

african-lightboxEach section could be turned into a layered paper light box, with solid color back illumination (warm white light) to add shadows. Each layer could have a different color to add depth to the frame. Maybe use semi transparent paper to allow the light to leak between each layer. The size of the project would be built around the cutting area of the K40 laser cutter or the cricut paper cutter

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People who love the source material of The Little Prince, Art enthusiasts, People who like stained glass windows.

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