Short Artist Statement
I am a Canadian artist who uses illustrated journals to record the realities of the world around me. Recently I spent 6 years (2011-2017) in East Africa which has been the source of my inspiration.
My Major Study project The Metamorphosis of a Bottle Cap is a stop motion animated film which incorporates illustration and 3d puppets. Set in a developing nation this short film focuses on the repeated reuse of an object highlighting the creativity and ingenuity of the local people in a developing nation and is an example of the positive affects of cross-cultural exposure.
My work involves illustration, 3d stop motion characters and animation. I use technology as a tool to capture the movement of my drawings and characters that I have created and animated by hand. I currently reside in The Hague and am interested in creating more stop motion films for commercial use.
Below is a sequence of images that I chose for the IDI online Graduation showcase. Each image will appear individually on a white background in the order seen here. The full film will not be seen on this platform. Since these images will be seen without the film, and only a clip from the mask scene, the question is will these still frames engage the viewer enough to seek my full portfolio website, will they want to see the film? If my goal is to be involved in similar creative projects within the commercial arena, do these images suit this purpose well enough?
The above image (1. Masks) will be linked to a short clip of this scene: https://vimeo.com/289998938
Questions for you the viewer:
Without having seen the full film, what image speaks to you the most and why?
Which image speaks to you the least and why?
After having seen the full film, is there any still frames you feel are missing from the sequence of 10 (including the mask still frame and clip).