giulia essyad
womoon studies


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WOMOON STUDIES is a series of drawings that I’m doing while I’m confined. The series is a way for me to do research for a larger narrative that I’m working on.

From my student housing apartment, there’s a peaceful panoramic view over a snow-capped mountain ridge. On the forests that flank it, the sun shines all through the mornings. In the afternoons, sunlight spreads onto my balcony and through my window, til the sun is swallowed whole in the deep blue ridge.

I can get so sad at sundown. But the joy of sunset-gazing is soothing. My sanity hangs by thin rays of light.

The story in this series is set in a matriarchal future where humans (Womoon) are assisted by robot dolls, which I first designed as sculptures, inspired by ball-jointed dolls (bjd). While working on this project, I’ve watched a lot of animated shows, like Steven Universe, She-Ra, and Land of the Lustrous, and elements from those dripped into my work.

From my living-room, which I currently use as a stop-motion studio, large windows open on the ridge. It’s a lot of sky. I chose those windows as the site for my little exhibition, so the drawings are layered with the beautiful view that inspired them.