SHIVANNA SOOKNANAN

shivannasooknanan@gmail.com

Little Shop of horrors is about the desperation of the people on skid row and how a plant brings luck to a florist and his friends to try to get out of Skid Row but is interrupted when the plant reveals his own hidden agenda. In this world, the people of skid row live in this dirty, drained urban neighborhood. However, when the plant comes to life at night to play, so does the rest of the neighborhood.

I was interested in playing with the idea that once it becomes night and the shop closes, when the play comes to life so does the costumes. When the lights dim in the shop, blacklight turns on to make the clothes neon color. I played with different color fabrics, fabric types and fabric paints to achieve this. 

The plant was mainly inspired by the plumeria flower; the flower of the night and a carnivorous orchid.