Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Different Kind of Animation

I've got this subtitle on my blog that says "Running commentary on anything that moves or gives the illusion of movement."  Animation to me is more than simply adjusting sliders in Maya or sketching on paper.  It's not just about moving things, it's about getting to the essence of things that move you.  The best animators are able to boil down the complexities and subtleties of life and people into a focused state, and infuse their work with that essence.

Last week I experienced something that moved my soul.  It was animation in the very rawest sense of the word: liveliness, spirit, energy.  I haven't yet figured out how to translate it into my artwork, but I am hoping it will find a way.  In the meantime, I've resorted to the more mundane medium of writing and chronicled my trip to Costa Rica at my other blog here:

I hope you will take time to read it, and reflect on it, and let it animate you!