In the past year or two, I’ve been wanting to try some different approaches to sharing my art with the viewer. I guess you could say I wanted to create a more immersive environment for my creations to live so that the viewer could get closer to experiencing firsthand what I experience when I’m externalizing my art. What began as a curiosity to animate my artwork and create short films has morphed into a new obsessive “hobby.”
I am doomed.
Film, in my opinion, is most likely one of the highest forms of art that anyone can make. The elements that are required to come together to make a film become something other, is mind blowing. Pulling together cinematography, art and graphic design, music production, post production and color correcting, etc, etc – all of these things are an art form in themselves. So, creating a good piece of film, in my opinion, can be likened to something like a Magnum Opus. Taking all these raw elements, internally and externally, and refining and condensing them until you have something beyond what you can normally experience – transforming the thing it once was into something greater. And if it’s a good piece of film it will hopefully change something within the viewer, too.
In years past, I would often take reference photos of various landscapes, objects, or other things that I came across on my travels to use as reference material for artwork that I would someday create. In more recent times, I started letting the camera roll. The videos that follow are the result of letting it roll, and they’re the first in a series of shorts I’ll be putting together with the footage I’ve amassed so far.
I hope you enjoy! More to follow!
Wills Dissolve at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico
An Elegy for the Starman