Eleanor Cordy

I imagine myself as a drawing thief stealing the images from different printed editions produced in different epochs; creating a combine of illustrations. My work questions how these images are ingrained into our subconscious; demonstrating that different hairstyles, clothing, accessories and the hand of the individual illustrator cannot prevent our identification of these characters and tales. My animation works represent a never-ending cycle of retelling across time, from one generation of illustrators to another. Cinderella is continuously running not from the prince, but from herself. Running from an identity that has been cast and retold with outdated attitudes involving gender roles, stereotypes and equality. I want to develop future works that free Cinderella from this fate, so that younger audiences are confronted with tales of shattering glass ceilings instead of loosing glass slippers.