The Colony is another part of my independent study and one of the main settings in Mala and Kalo’s story. I used this project to explore world building. I wanted to capture a Sci-Fan sort of aesthetic. I was first inspired by the form of termite hills and began doing research on areas around the world that reflect their shape. I did research in order to figure out what a termite hill could potentially look like if it was scaled up to the size of a mountain. What kind of rock would the mountain be made out of? What other resources could be and would need to be available to an isolated city like this? I concluded that The Colony’s homes would be embedded into the mountain, like in Cappadocia, Turkey, and the rock could have the same texture as the tufa towers near Mono Lake in California.