Sydney artist Mark Eliott created sculptural installations that combined glass, stop-motion animation, and writing to create multi-dimensional narratives across MAMA's five Wonder Cupboards.
In his series, Tales from the sky and land, day and night, sea and sand, each Cupboard was dedicated to one story.
Accompanied Dr Mermaid and the Abovemarine is a 'Flame-ation', a moving digital composition which combined stop motion photography with flame worked glass.
As a contemporary artist, Eliott explored sculptural abstraction and the interplay between improvisation and structure, an indication of his love of jazz. He was fascinated by the way living organisms represented in art and cites 19th and 20th century glassblowers such as Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka as influences.
Ever the storyteller, Eliott enjoyed adding layers of narrative and mythology to his work, incorporated performance, text, music and other creative elements to enhance his work.