I’ve been animating walls in abandoned buildings for a few years now. ‘Talking Walls’ is an ongoing project. This, however, was my first ‘animation on canvas’.
My other work disappears when the buildings are demolished, this time I wanted to create something that would last. I set out to paint the work first and add an element that I could animate directly on the canvas.
The result is a painting that stands on its own and a video (gif) that shows the animation in loop. The paintings are 70 by 78 inches, ink and gesso on canvas.
I started a new series of paintings where the objects I saved from my childhood home would be the hero. These things meant a lot to me growing up, and they all have a story to tell. By painting them, I tried to give them a second life.
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