Matchstick Art / by Charlene Wang

While prepping for a feature film where I was set decorator, I had to try and create two different images of an equinox flower out of matchsticks, a key dressing in the plot of the movie. 

option 1

option 1

option 2

option 2

option 3

option 3

option 4 (based on a drawing from production designer)

option 4 (based on a drawing from production designer)

While not the easiest medium, I'm pretty happy with how they each came out.  It took a long time, but it was calming and meditative and I listened to a great episode of On Being while making these. 

In the end though, a much simpler and less complex design was used in the shot.  When the film is released I'll screenshot it. 

fun fact: a classic Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu was filmed in 1958, called Equinox Flower