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The character of one of the most recognizable, strange and kind Russian animated films - "Hedgehog in the Fog". The film was shot in 1975 by one of the country's most talented animators - Yuri Norshtein. A hedgehog sets off into a foggy night for his daily visit to his friend Bear Cub to help him count the stars. He eventually loses his road, and his imagination tears apart the flesh of reality and pours out fantasies. This is one of the most poetic images of my childhood. Original string art technique perfectly emphasizes the ephemerality and thin fabric of fantasies surrounding this creature.

All the variety and complexity of the image inside the circular area is produced by the string connecting only 200 aluminum rivets on the circle boundary. Common sense suggests that it's impossible, and hence miraculous...

Materials used:

String, Nails

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#animated movie #fantasy #dreams #wood #fog #circular #hedgehog #russian #string art 
Hedgehog in the Fog, string work on board (2019)
Mixed-media sculpture
by Andrey Saharov

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The character of one of the most recognizable, strange and kind Russian animated films - "Hedgehog in the Fog". The film was shot in 1975 by one of the country's most talented animators - Yuri Norshtein. A hedgehog sets off into a foggy night for his daily visit to his friend Bear Cub to help him count the stars. He eventually loses his road, and his imagination tears apart the flesh of reality and pours out fantasies. This is one of the most poetic images of my childhood. Original string art technique perfectly emphasizes the ephemerality and thin fabric of fantasies surrounding this creature.

All the variety and complexity of the image inside the circular area is produced by the string connecting only 200 aluminum rivets on the circle boundary. Common sense suggests that it's impossible, and hence miraculous...

Materials used:

String, Nails

Tags:
#animated movie #fantasy #dreams #wood #fog #circular #hedgehog #russian #string art 
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I'm an artist and mathematician from Moscow - the city with one of the world's most prominent math schools. I've always been fascinated by fractals and other patterns occurring in... Read more

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