Yesterday, I hunkered down in my shady studio and began work on the front section of Secret Bee. The sound piece starts off with a bang and then repeats and builds slowly. Rather than being mindful of the sound structure ( three simple beats ) I got way way off track and over-animated like crazy, […]
Provincetown has a long history as an artist colony and I’ve been fortunate to meet and show work with many talented artists including the fabulous Karen Coill. Karen is my favorite kind of artist, prolific with a great sense of humor and an ability to nail down one exquisite composition after another.
We’re starting off the summer with the second part on the animation process; Inking and Drawing Secret Bee. My hopes are that you’ll be able to use some of these techniques in your own film. While the hot sun blazes outside, I’m keeping nice and cool in a dark corner with my light box ( […]
It’s Film Festival time here in Provincetown and I’m celebrating by working on Secret Bee, which, by the way is the official title for my new film (unless I change my mind by the time I’m done). I’ve received lots of questions about the direct animation process so here’s Part One; Prepping the Film I […]
Last night I chanced upon the super interesting ” Punto y Raya Festival” in Barcelona Spain. I’ve always been a fan of artists working with musical structures to create visual imagery; Len Lye, Oskar Fischinger, Steven Woloshen, Mary Ellen Bute, and Norman Mclaren to name a few.
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 […]
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.