The water cycle explained through some ingenious animated paper sculpture

Date
12 February 2013
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1 minutes

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Ain’t it grand when people collaborate? Yeah it is. Especially when those collaborators have niche skills that unite to produce something bigger than the sum of their parts. Photographer Chris Turner, animator Jess Deacon and paper sculptor extraordinaire Helen Friel have just finished work on a beautiful piece of animation that tells the story of the modern water cycle through the medium of an ingeniously animated pop-up book. Unlike the water cycle of my own childhood, this one travels in reverse, from the kitchen tap right back to stormy dark rainclouds, and illustrates this pre-school geography staple with real flair, gently reminding us of the intricacies of a process we so often take for granted.

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Chris Turner, Jess Deacon and Helen Friel: Revolution

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Chris Turner, Jess Deacon and Helen Friel: Revolution

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Chris Turner, Jess Deacon and Helen Friel: Revolution

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Chris Turner, Jess Deacon and Helen Friel: Revolution

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James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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