Generic Goddess

Ancient Egyptian painting designs look a bit like cut-out animations already, yet it’s taken me until now to actually make a cut-out human figure and move it around. No fancy animation techniques here, just a test of whether the pieces hold together in different positions. They do, I think.


Author: Nina Paley

Animator. Director. Artist. Scapegoat.

3 thoughts on “Generic Goddess”

  1. Her right foot is hidden when she kneels. Egyptians believed their human figure paintings were to be used by the spirits as a new body. All the pieces had to be visible, hence that style. Except the face which was always profile? I guess the spirits only needed one eye.

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