Sam Taylor, English filmmaker, photographer and visual artist. Sam’s work caught my eye when i saw the stop motion animation of the dead hare called ‘Little Death’. this video is really interesting to watch as she takes daily photos of the decaying hare, showing the change of decay throughout the film.
The making of this animation Sam explains the process of the still life and the decaying. She explains how the hare is a symbol of life and virility.
“The deathly heavy scenario came to life again, and then it evolved into a sort of slasher horror film version of Still Life. A Little Death was more violent. Still Life conveyed a grace in the decay but with A Little Death it was not only violent, but shockingly violent. The feeling of the transformation of life into death repeating itself over and over is so frightful.”