wizmology x mother scary
"Wizmology" is a band from Minneapolis/St. Paul which I have collaborated with for multiple graphics and videos including the album artwork for "Rendevous", "Road Rage", and "HMS". I also created music videos using my own animations for "Out of the Blue" and "Rendevous" .
Mother Scary is a moniker for some of my digital and social media related work.
evolution of life to inception of christianity on a cake
"artant" is an interactive installation art piece.
install guidance: An ant colony lives within a custom terrarium with video projection playing through a 9 min loop overlaid on the sculpture.
I try to see the ants as human, and myself as an ant. Rethinking industrial spaces as absurd, I focus on the mundane landscapes of the everyday. The labyrinth and minotaur from Ovid’s “Metamorphosis” inspire both the narrative structure and the non-referential spaces in the film.
As the principle character endlessly moves through the space, stop-motion ants act as the narrators, mocking the character’s lack of purpose and determined position. The intensively controlled process that animates the small narrators pokes at the irony of their superiority. The ant colony gives the audience opportunity to explore tensions between human and ant life themselves.
Access to the protected full video is 20.00.
burning man 2016
I worked as a volunteer artist on two of David Best's Temple builds. My work centered around lighting design, electric wiring, and carpentry.
David Best Temples exists to construct temples, unaffiliated with any religion, free and open to the public. These installations are throughout the world, in various communities, and particularly in places affected by conflict and natural disaster. The guiding principle is to provide a place to pay respect and offer acceptance.
The Temple project is incredibly meaningful to me. I first became connected with the crew while living and working in Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland while I was living and working there. My work and studies focused on Peace and Conflict Resolution and through this project I was able to understand the very real and healing power of the arts.
The shared experience of building, living in, and then tearing down such a formidable and beautiful project brings individuals to a path of healing. The work and intention creates a community which allows that healing to find trust and foster roots.
All photos on this page unless otherwise stated are my own.
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photographed in front of "Temple" 2016 at Burning Man by David Washer for the Huffington Post:
These loops include both pieces of longer animations and short gifs meant to exist on their own.