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This work is part of a larger multimedia installation that includes video and animations that are projected onto a three-dimensional structure. T… Read More
This work is part of a larger multimedia installation that includes video and animations that are projected onto a three-dimensional structure. The work represents a combination of traditional hand-drawn animations, and digital technology. At it's core, this work is in art historical lineage that began with the DADA artists at the end of World War I, and continued through artists like Robert Rauschenberg- to the present day. Read Less
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 Animation and Multimedia Installation

Videos and still images- part of my multimedia installation completed for my MFA at William Paterson in New Jersey.
These videos and stills reflect the work that I did as part of the Master of Fine Art process at William Paterson University. This work is an intentional departure from the realistic/traditional approach that I had been using for many years as an illustrator.

The work started as paintings, using oils, acrylics, charcoal and markers. While beginning work was done on stretched canvas- eventually I moved to drawing techniques on paper- created quickly in an "automatic" drawing approach where I was attempting to reference the Coney Island of the past- in my mind.

These drawings became animated sequences, which are seen in the videos below.


In the Studio at William Paterson University
 
Combination of pencil and ink drawings, placed objects and digital sequencing. Part of the process of developing the concept for the finished installation
Coney Beach Walker
 
Pen and ink sketches exploring the mytholgoies and archtypeal images that form a part of my fascination with Coney Island. Starting with a basic children's story about the Coney Island of the turn-of-the-century, I have pushed the narrative further to include deeper concepts that involve time, the ocean and the convergence of the technology of the past with the present. 
Fred One
 
Simple drawings on tracing paper and sequenced with stop-motion photography. Ultimately this became part of the animation and video sequence that was projected onto the final installation.
 
From the Water
 
Pen and ink on paper sequenced using stop-motion photography- simple animation. Also became part of the projected images in the installation.
Flying Hamburger
 
Attempt at simple animation using Photoshop and After Effects. 
Coney Girl Turning
 
Original oil and acrylic painting- scanned and edited in Photoshop and After Effects for animation.