The Last Peach Blossom

The Last Peach Blossom

- 2D Animation & Speculative Fiction -

Aug. 2019 - May. 2020

Design Statement

The Last Peach Blossom is a short animated film and a series of stories that illustrate a speculative fiction about chasing an ancient Chinese symbol, the peach blossom spring – a utopian place in ancient Chinese literature, in a futuristic scenario.

The purpose of this project is to imagine the contemporary evolution of an ancient Chinese story and design a speculative future with a sustainable but sinister version of the relationship between humans and nature. 

Role

Writer

Animator

Tools

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe After Effect

Audience

There are two main audiences that I designed for. People who are interested in science fiction or speculative design and those who are interested in ancient Chinese culture.

Intended Impact

This work aims to have an impact outside Chinese society. It conveys the values that could be applied to human beings as a community of shared futures. Through fiction, the author communicates an idealized relationship between humans and nature echoing the one in the original peach blossom spring. 

Human desire is the impetus of economic and scientific progress, but it also leads to exploitation and waste of resources. We do not use the resources available to us with respect or responsibility. We mistakenly believe that what we buy is what we own and brutally occupy and waste it.

The Last Peach Blossom

Speculative Fiction | Words: 4673 | April 15 2020

Backstory | World Building
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