Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Animation to illustrate a sonnet. I created this mostly by hand and put it together with Photoshop and Final Cut Pro.
The piece is a salute to the personality or character of handwriting as opposed to typing, and to the loving relationship between hand and paper. This corresponds to the theme of tactility vs. digitality that runs through most of my projects.
The imagery begins with ancient tribal storytelling, evolves to a fairytale scene, followed by various symbols of playfulness, fantasy and freedom. The style, imagery, mood and technique all change at the turning point when the canary is captured. What follows are scenes of hopelessness, monotony and destruction.
Please pipe up if you have any ideas to improve the soundtrack of this animation because it bothers me!!
To see the poet's website, please visit owlnight.com