I began my project by exploring the topic of Paganism and ritual art and costume. I was inspired by a film I had recently seen called ‘Apostle’. The mixture of gruesome Christian torture techniques and the cult atmosphere intrigued me. I wanted to discover why Christianity is used so widely as a theme in horror movies versus other religions. I started looking at the topic ‘in real life’ and my first instinct was to do the opposite, fiction. However, I settled on creating work surrounding the theme of fictional powers and characters that have a ‘real life’ impact on people’s lives.