hand painted stop motion animation

My studio practice resurrected my old editing and filmmaking chops. Shout out to Video Works and the fabulous crew who taught me to edit and all the indy filmmakers who trusted me with your footage. (I know, the 90’s in NYC was a blur, but what a ride!)

I’ve officially stepped out of the hyperrealism constraints and into the loosie goosie process of hand-painted stop-motion animation. It’s different. Whimsical. Serendipitous.

The set up

Stay tuned for more…I can’t wait to share.

My best,

Em

Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

Remember Reflect Reform In this work, I have been exploring phenomena of memory augmentation. I experimented with reflections and cinematic images by juxtaposing photographs, paint, wood, and mylar. The direction of the work includes painting intimate, reflective, observations of augmented memories.  I began by building a cabinet of curiosities as a way to form a tableau painting and experiment with different media. Inspired by the relief paintings by artist Sally Han, I built a model of a Victorian cabinet using tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution. I painted on a variety of surfaces including wood, photographs, and adding raw lumber to the pieces. In this process, I disassembled the cabinet to give autonomy to each piece. Although I diverted from the original idea of a final installation, there was an impulse to paint larger. Adding mylar was yet another way to accentuate reflection as a part of the critical dialogue with the work. The final result offers an opportunity to remember, reflect, and reform.

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