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“When I first read the plot summary for ‘Room,’ I envisioned lonely, sterile characters, who had been institutionalized by their secluded environment,” says Abbey Katz who made this image as a tribute to KAWS, a New York-based artist famous for making limited-edition clothing and toys in addition to other creations.
“Of course, when I saw the movie that perception quickly changed; the characters are full of life, love, and joy, and the audience instantly empathizes with them on a raw, human level. KAWS’ statues play on a similar deceit. Initially they have a sterile, robotic feel, but when you view them in their human-scale sizes and see their playful aesthetic, you experience an unexpected sense of connection.”
“Room” premiered in the US on September 4, 2015 and is nominated for three other awards including writing, directing and actress in a leading role for Brie Larson.