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.