Friday, March 27, 2015

Moving Pictures.

Dear Dodoists,

When I was driving here and there, listening to the car radio, this song would come on, and I would think:  gee, I wish I had written that song.  I thought that because it seemed to say something I wanted to say.  I found that this song also has an arresting visual component-  so I send you there.  The animation is of a fascinating handmade kind- a lot like the work of artist William Kentridge, which I was first made aware of in my printmaking class.  Here is a fine example of his work.

Several more of the energetic and directly painted animation films of Jason Mitcham can be found on his website, and here is very eloquent clip of William Kentridge on his process and methods.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?  I have an eraser and I intend using it.