One thing I don’t do enough of is mention other artists who’s work inspires me. Chris Fitch is an artist who lives around these parts. He’s a member of our animation community and a fantastically talented kinetic sculptor. Lately Chris has been producing some elegant work. His latest piece “Spring” will be in an exhibition […]
I’m spending most of my summer in a little studio in Provincetown Massachusetts. Set up in a twenty square foot corner is everything I need to produce my new film. One of the nice things about direct animation is it’s extremely portable. A light box with a registration strip, some pens and inks and a […]
I’m very very excited to be showing my sculpture and film work at the Schoolhouse Gallery this June, I’ll have some images and other information in a few days, meanwhile here’s the official press release. I’m very honored to be showing with Amy Arbus and work by Alan Ginsberg!
Those of you following my work might have noticed that I’ve spent a good part of the last year exploring new directions in Experimental Animation, the result being my most recent piece: House Bunny. In the past I’ve relegated animation work to Pixeltoon and my sculpture work to this site. As my animation work becomes […]
“Is the night Blue”, a cut and paste audio assemblage by The Tape-beatles and several hundred feet of cast off movie trailers are the starting points for House Bunny. Drawn directly on film, House Bunny explores relationships between rhythm, surface and representation. I’m pleased as punch to be presenting a scaled down web version of […]
The 35mm film which I’ve been using comes from a huge box of movie trailers purchased via e-bay last year. I’ve been applying dots of clear nail polish on frames which line up with accents in the music before bleaching off the emulsion. This leaves traces of the original trailer in these spots. [local /wp-content/uploads/2010/02/first15.mov] […]
I came up with a neat technique yesterday working on a section of the film. Using my finger and q-tip I started smearing the ink just before it’s completly dry. This creates really interesting transitions between images. I’ve looped the clip ( below this detail image ) a few times to give an idea how […]
January has been a very productive month for the Direct Animation project. I’m working from the middle out more or less so there are a couple of blank sections in the clip below. These will be filled in whenever I’m ready. I’m enjoying working this way, as opposed to end to end. Each section reflects […]
Over the summer I began a series of experiments painting and drawing on 35mm film. I’d been seeking a more organic and spontanious process for creating animation (similar to the way I create sculpture) . Below is the first clip of current work in progress as of yet untitled. [local /wp-content/uploads/2010/01/blue01.mov] I decided for this […]
For the past two decades I've created "Mechanical Confections", one of a kind automata and kinetic sculpture incorporating found objects, metal and electro-mechanical components. My work has been featured in The Sunday New York Times, Metropolis Magazine, LA. Style and The Boston Globe and exhibited Internationally.