Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Fantastic Mr. Love



This is a collaboration with my very talented twin brother. Eric wrote and recorded the soundtrack, and I animated it. I refer to this as an "animated business card."
Find his website here!


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Boulton Farm


                   


Boulton Farm is an animated short I just completed for Jefferson Land Trust in Washington State. Preserving working farmland is a large part of JLT's mission, and they were interested in telling the story of one of their current projects through my animation.  I used all the standard material- wire-frame, needle felted dolls, paper, cardboard, fabric, and some clay. It was a true joy to make.

Consider contributing to JLT so they might feel compelled to continue supporting community outreach projects like this one!  Find them here.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Some Like it Raw



10 min, Spring 2010

This is my Hampshire College Div III. It's an animated documentary about raw milk, using wire armature dolls, water colors and fabric cutouts. Thank you to all the wonderful farmers and raw milk advocates who made this possible!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Birth of a Harpsichord



As seen at the Nasher, and the North Carolina Museum of Art!

This is my latest piece in its entirety- an exploration of the intersection between art, music and history. It pairs interview audio with handmade puppet and needle felted animation.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Birth of a Harpsichord (trailer)

30 sec. clip from my current project, Birth of a Harpsichord



I am currently hard at work on my first commissioned piece. It is an 8-minute puppet animation chronicling the building/painting of this unique instrument:


It is slated to screen alongside a concert series at the end of September. More information on these events can be found here

Static

2007, 1 min. 58 sec.
object animation, with fabric cutouts



This piece is a contemplation on the term "parasocial relationships," a social science term that seemingly justified my attachments to television characters at the time (I no longer feel justified). A parasocial relationship is the one-way relationship between a fictional character onscreen, and the offscreen viewer. There are things that a television character can do to strengthen this bond (eg. break the fourth wall), but the viewer is typically powerless. This is my solution...

I wrote the soundtrack while at a workshop studying electronic music at Oberlin. It's a duet between an analog synthesizer and a theremin.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

David Duchovny Fantasy #1

2007, 27 secs.
Black and white fabric cutouts, buttons and hand stitching.



This is a manifestation of my childhood dream in which I take a nearly fatal bullet for David Duchovny. The action happens fast, so if you look away you may miss it. The title infers that perhaps there are more fantasies- a distinct possibility, but this is the only one that has been articulated onscreen.