Stop-motion animation piece created by Melanie Mandl for the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. This video portrait is part of "The Life and Work of Mabel McKay", a temporary exhibition showcasing the legacy of this prominent Pomo basketweaver and healer Narrated by her son, Marshall McKay.
Many of the items seen in this piece belonged to Mabel and she used them in her daily life. You can see them in person, along with her masterful baskets at the Autry Museum - the exhibition opens October 9, 2016.
Directed by Melanie Mandl
Robin Alexander - Assistant animator and compositor
J. W. Adkins - Original Musical Score
David Bach - Sound edit and mix