She’s 9 years old, she’s a bit chatty but she only speaks about the dark things. She’s the creation from my first logo design project, and it was tailored for a fictional horror design company, Turama Design.
Flora is Turama’s best (imaginary) friend. While I was really into the idea of showing the dark side of the imagination, I was thinking about the Red Spider Lilies, which, in many east Asian myths, grew at the riverbanks between life and death.
How turama got her name.
And it’s not hard to figure it out if you put the characters of Turama from the lightest to the darkest, then add the red “a.” The idea of trauma is how I see horror and fear. There are jump scares and things that scare you simply because they look too weird, but the deepest fears always lies within traumas and what had caused them. So in one sense, Turama could be the fear living inside you, a trauma with a twisted name.
When I took my motion graphic class, my first idea was to animate Turama, and I want her to have a story. Where does she come from? Why would she be a symbol of fear and an implication trauma? I took the idea of Genesis in the Bible where Adam and Eve committed the first sin and led to the Fall.