For her Final Major project, recent graduate SOPHIE CARTER chose to explore the life of modern day hermit, Christopher Knight. For almost 30 years Knight lived in the woods of Central Maine, surviving on what he could scavenge stealing from homes in the dead of night. Sophie transformed his story into a paper-cut tent which you can see below;
“…it was actually a friend who told me about [Christoper] and I think instantly I could see a lot of potential visually, but then after more research he became such an intriguing character. Twenty-seven years worth of burglaries aside, he was a highly intelligent and introverted man who was content in the solitude of his forest camp.
I wanted to tell Knight’s story whilst combing that with my favoured medium of paper cutting, and creating the tent structure allowed me to do that in a way which was both challenging and visually appealing.”
See more of Sophie’s work online;