Shahrul Hisham Ahmad Tarmizi
Threshold Guardian
1920px x 1080px, 30 fps Animation
2020

This artwork is my second attempt to explore animation and drawing in this exhibition. This work is the early stage to revealing archetypes in mythology. The sequential type of animation with a duration of 41 seconds is metaphorically associated with the hero concept which is represented through quests and adventures. The archetypal consciousness paved the way for me to confront heroic themes such as birth, quest and death; themes which are always synonymous in Mythological Malay narratives. Thus, at this moment I turn to drawing as a potential way to interpret today’s occurrences such as through drawing cartoon characters, spaceships and outer space.