In the meantime, while looking for the right clothing I wished to portray within my animated film. I started looking into the history of upset, sin and depressive states. Within this research I found the belief of Hell, and to take one’s own life would be considered a sin within the 10 Commandments one of which being “do not kill”, as murder of oneself is considered murder nonetheless, within modern day Christianity. Within one of the ancient religions I looked into, it was believed that once you enter the underworld (evolved into hell as known today) you would carry every one of your sins behind you for eternity as iron chains.

After watching a video online, I decided to create a representation of this, by creating concrete hands to carry chains.

After I bought what I thought was concrete, and got it back to the workshop. I realised that what I had actually bought was mortar.

I decided to carry on anyway. It was looking good, until I realised I put too much water within the mix, so once it had dried, I found it simply crumbled.

I decided after seeing the outcome, to experiment by putting PVA glue within the mix. I’m currently still waiting for it to dry, more than 24 hours later.