Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The following was an assignment for my Meta-drawing class. After everyone had read the title and artist statement I showed the slide show. They then spent approximately ten minutes trying to figure out what my artist statement actually meant and how it related to the images, before I finally told them it was bull shit and it literally did not mean anything. Fun fact I just searched artist buzz words on google and fit as many of them into a paragraph as I could.

                                                The Essence of Being

My work examines how social Darwinism has changed out perception of the Avant-garde in a post 9/11 zeitgeist

By viewing the world through a Kafkaesque lens, the viewers concepts of the "now" are challenged through the monological imperatives appropriated by Neizstche, Kant, Marx, and other great minds of western philosophy.

The viewer should walk away with a stronger sense of individualism, and feel confident in their ability to reexamine the ideals perpetuated by neo-globalizationist and consumerist societies 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lester Inspiration and Reference

Lester Images

Bio Lester

The son of a disenfranchised janitor turned chief of medicine at a New York City hospital Lester Sloan had no choice but to follow in his fathers foot steps. This act of nepotism would not only define Lester’s life but also deprive it of any real meaning. The idea of practicing medicine does not appeal to him but he enjoys the money and prestige as well as the idea that if someone shouts “Is there a doctor in the house?” He can keep quiet and watch a man die of auto-erotic asphyxiation, knowing full well that he is essentially committing murder by not acting. This scenario has never presented itself but it is a fantasy of Lester’s.
Lester has a lot of fantasy’s because he does not care for his job, and spends a lot of down time with a snifter of scotch in one hand a cigarette in another. His ultimate fantasy involves him as a South American Rubber Barron lying on the beach in Rio, with  the natives spoon feeding him Baked Alaska in the nude while he does lines of coke off a toucan's beak. 
In general Lester becomes annoyed around people, especially his patients that don’t seem to appreciate how intelligent he is. This is aggravated when he is around people that are not sufficiently impressed by the fact that he attended Harvard Medical School. He assumes that everyone else he meets in an ignoramus, unless they also attended an Ivy League university, with the exception of Brown and Cornell, which he considers to be the bastard schools of Academia. Anytime someone tells him something he knows he always says “I already knew that” with as much as contempt as possible in order to  degrade any co-workers, family members, patients or bystanders with whom he interacts.
Lester sees himself as charming and handsome, and this is only reinforced by the fact that he is a rich successful doctor, however his sleazy abrasive personality accompanied by the fact that he is constantly correcting people and reinforcing his superior intelligence prevents him from having any lasting or meaningful relationships. Furthermore if he ever did find a person who was an intellectual equal he would be so threatened by this he would undergo a nervous breakdown. In his ideal world the would simply be completely subservient to him and his genius while he does coke on the beach

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Abstract V Concreate

A lot of work, but I think I made it a lot harder on myself than I had to. If I had planned it out better, especially my timing, It would have not only looked better but I wouldn't have wasted so much time on animation that didn't even make it into the final cut. That way I could have spent more time on sections that needed more work, and really made it shine. There were definitely times when I looked at a piece of animation that I wasn't happy with but, had to move on because I needed to stay on schedule, and it was "good enough."
Two things I did get out of it was I now feel much more comfortable animating fire, and I really learned how to make a schedule and stick to, and push myself

My favorite parts to animate were the abstract parts

Monday, March 28, 2011

After effects puppet

I had something clever to say about this but I forgot what it was

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shakes on a train

So after trying to animate on the train for a couple of hours I gave up and did this little project. I traced a line over and over again, always tracing back to the previous line. Every time the train bumped and jostled it altered the line. I did this for about an hour and came up with this little animation.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Because I spent so frickin' long on it, I thought I would include a still of the background