From the Film Maker:
Although 'The Thames below Westminster' is mystical and aesthetic, I could tell that Monet wasn't glamorising the scene; it is essentially a documentation of what the Thames was like at the moment Monet observed it.
This kind of temporal realism in landscape paintings is unusual and striking, as it represents the scene in the midst of active evolution. Responding to this painting allowed me to reflect upon my acquaintance with the city of London this year and how it seems to epitomise contemporary global society.
My animation is informed by Eurasian religious mythology. It attempts to touch all mythic traditions to achieve a kind of universalism: to subvert the patriarchal Judeo-Christian order to empower the forgotten traditions of harmony with the environment.
I hope that when you watch Lilith's journey through the landscape, you experience the tactile sensuality of the elements caressing her body, challenging the modern notion of the separation of physicality and spirituality."
A piece inspired by Claude-Oscar Monet, The Thames below Westminster, around 1871