Sunday, January 25, 2009

Whoah, Happy New Year!

Hello 2009, I hope you're treating everyone kindly.

Hello Mister Robot.
He wants to present to you some shoes.
With legs in them.

A sculpture in collaboration with my good friend and fellow animator/designer Amanda Loka!

We combined different elements of our film ideas for the concept of this installation piece at the CalArts Character Animation show last week. Amanda designed the robot, I designed the tree legs, and we both designed the sun & cut out the entire sculpture with exacto knives. It hurt. It took longer than we expected. But we definitely had a ton of fun doing this and would totally do it again!

You can click on the photos to see larger versions.

After this project, I've realized how much I miss doing paper cut-outs and mixed media work inspired by cultures and fanciful ideas. And so, I am very much here and going about business.

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