Drawing of red shirt woman walking from baby to old age around a rice paper lamp. Artwork by Frits Ahlefeldt

My thoughts on a circular storytelling theory – ancient and new

Circular storytelling – from storylines to story-spheres

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

I’ve worked on spheres for almost a month, sketching up experiments in telling stories in circular ways by making story-sketches around spheres. Circular storytelling is one of the oldest and most wide-spread forms of storytelling – We just don’t think of storytelling in spheres or circles very much yet. But circular storytelling is the foundation of some of the most well-known storytelling models. It starts with the hero venturing out – and ends with the return. 

Read more about my project on Circular storytelling here:

FritsAhlefeldt’s project on circular storytelling

Drawing of a chicken inside an egg, painted by Frits Ahlefeldt on Rice Paper Lamp
Chicken Regrets – sphere painting detail

About Frits Ahlefeldt

Founder of Hiking.org - Researching, writing & sketching up thoughts, understandings and ideas for a sustainable future, connecting thrive, trails, places and technology

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