ANTHROPOCENE SERIES

In the past six years I have been making very short moving image works that address the horror, beauty, humor and loss of the Anthropocene.  Season of Wonder is included in that series, as are those described below.

STILL LIVES

The Age of Discovery was a moment of explosive expansion of globalization, the dawn of merchant capitalism and consumerist addiction, the results of which have caused enormous impact on our world. Before the merchant class began to prosper from global trade, Dutch still life paintings depicted local bread, herring, cheese and beer. Dutch Golden Age still life paintings depict seductive wonders brought back by European explorers, traders and exploiters at a tremendous cost.

Oil Spill With Bird I was working on this film when Hurricane Sandy hit, and knocked out our electricity for a week. I biked to other areas to charge my computer, then returned home and worked by candlelight until my charge ran down. The ginko branch on the left side was from a fallen tree. Video, 2D animation and sound design | 1:11 minutes | ©2013

Oil Spill With Bird

I was working on this film when Hurricane Sandy hit, and knocked out our electricity for a week. I biked to other areas to charge my computer, then returned home and worked by candlelight until my charge ran down. The ginko branch on the left side was from a fallen tree.
Video, 2D animation and sound design | 1:11 minutes | ©2013

3 Natures Mortes Three short animated still life paintings featuring gummibears, bees, a bird, and a frog-pricot. These pieces were made at the MacDowell Colony.  I constructed an outdoor greenscreen and a bird blind to film the chipping sparrows without being seen. I shot stop-motion animation on an indoor tabletop. My biggest thrill was the day I successfully Frankensteined the frog-pricot. Video, 2D animation and sound design | 2 minutes | ©2011

3 Natures Mortes

Three short animated still life paintings featuring gummibears, bees, a bird, and a frog-pricot. These pieces were made at the MacDowell Colony.  I constructed an outdoor greenscreen and a bird blind to film the chipping sparrows without being seen. I shot stop-motion animation on an indoor tabletop. My biggest thrill was the day I successfully Frankensteined the frog-pricot.
Video, 2D animation and sound design | 2 minutes | ©2011

Still Life with Golden Apple This piece is designed for installation. Three European starlings, a very successful introduced species, dispute over a golden apple. With electronic greeting card and disco ball. Looping video, digital 2D animation and sound design | 1:47 minute loop| ©2013

Still Life with Golden Apple

This piece is designed for installation. Three European starlings, a very successful introduced species, dispute over a golden apple. With electronic greeting card and disco ball. Looping video, digital 2D animation and sound design | 1:47 minute loop| ©2013

LANDSCAPES

Overgrowth

Overgrowth is inspired by the fringe ecosystem of the city, where abandoned and decayed ruins meet encroaching plants, animals and waters. It explores the tumultuous relationship between humanity and nature as they overtake and impact one other, and fleeting moments of incongruous, fragile harmony. Video, 2D animation and sound design | 1:09 minutes | ©2009

Departures Gazing out a train window, reflecting on the passing landscape and the imaginings they trigger. Video, digital 2D animation and sound design | 1:45 minutes | ©2013

Departures

Gazing out a train window, reflecting on the passing landscape and the imaginings they trigger. Video, digital 2D animation and sound design | 1:45 minutes | ©2013

Spitopia A wry animated rumination on sidewalk gum - with a grateful nod to Oskar Fischinger. Digital 2D animation |1:14 minutes | ©2013

Spitopia

A wry animated rumination on sidewalk gum - with a grateful nod to Oskar Fischinger. Digital 2D animation |1:14 minutes | ©2013