Cold Lazarus


Model making for the illustrated cover of script reissue for playwright Dennis Potter‘s last play

Cold Lazarus is a science fiction TV series wherein an authors head is kept alive in a cryogenic vessel by a dubious corporation.

I wanted to try and reflect the plot in as concise a way as possible and not make any reference to the production design of the TV programme in any way.

I worked very organically and had no idea where I was going other than I knew that I wanted to do something based on the play and that I really wanted to do some hand-made sculpting.

I started with ideas for unusual looking buildings, inspired by Japanese bio-morphic architecture and a half-remembered/imagined documentary about the TV series that may or may not have talked about organic buildings.

I also wanted to model the head, the notion of putting it in a jar, connected to the building via a cable was a method to join the two aspects of the story.

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