My animation work has always been about whimsy and play. This is a small sampling of some of the animations I've worked on over the years. I'm in the process of developing a much larger multi-plane animation piece that will be related to beauty culture. In the meantime, enjoy these little pieces from various projects:
This animation was created to accompany the poem "My First Memory of A Black and White Moon" which is an erasure poem by Karin Wraley Barbee. The source for the erasure was Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue". The audio was performed by Kathy Graves.
Tweet by SpringaldJack: My brain is not a cooperative brain.
URWUT = You Are What You Tweet. This is a project where small multi media pieces are created inspired by people's tweets. Each piece works to encompass the mood, feeling, meaning, or moment captured by the individual tweet.
Each piece's approx. runtime is determined by the length of the tweet. Since twitter enforces a 140 character limit, the pieces are rooted in brevity. This tweet was 36 characters, so the video runs approx. 36 seconds.
The tweet: my brain is not a cooperative brain.
I loved this tweet for its playful simplicity and childlike logic. So, I decide to animate it. I wanted it to feel light-hearted. It seemed as if the tweet's originator intended it to be both silly matter of fact, so I tried to let that tone ring true in the visual aesthetic created by the paper's texture and rough edges.
Short animated story about my fear of spiders, a helpful dad, and a rogue frying pan. Completed in 2005.