Sarah posted the below video of a 3D Art Project she completed for school. I loved it so much that I asked her to share some info about the project and why she chose the Soweto Gospel Choir as her subject. Great stuff!
Project Description from Sarah:
I am a graduate student in Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. For my Materials and Techniques course, our final assignment was to create a 3D illustration of our musical hero. I wanted to do a gospel choir but not just because I love gospel music. I also love that in a gospel choir, even more so than in other choirs, each member is shown to be both a complete individual but also a part of the whole.
My family is from South Africa and I spent last year living in the Eastern Cape. My ears ache to hear South African singing again, so when it came to choosing which choir to illustrate, I had no trouble at all. I’d heard the Soweto Gospel Choir while I was still getting my undergraduate degree in Tacoma, Washington, and I fell in love with their sound. They are both distinctly South African and yet are also intentionally accessible to foreign audiences.
Anyone who has seen this choir perform knows how important movement is to their music. Seeing this choir involves the audience’s appreciation of sound, color and pattern, but also of movement and rhythm. So I built the soloist and the other choir members on small runners under the stage so that the viewer can move them back and forth.
Thanks for the share Sarah!