Video and editing by Victoria Taylor-Gore

Music - Ethereal Thoughts by Olive Musique (music license from

Shot with a Canon 7D, Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro, edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5

I continue to use small toy figures in allusive arrangements...the backgrounds behind the figures are iPhone HDR photos that I took about a year ago in Tucumcari, New Mexico. I set up the figures and toy car in from of my computer monitor with the photos on display.

One of the photos was of a pawn shop. I liked the play of the word "pawn" - both in the context of a pawn shop...sacrificing ones belongings for a temporary fix...and also the meaning of one that is used or disposable...ransomed, or a chess piece of lesser value that can only move one step at a time. And running through it all is the ambiguous relationship of the man and woman.

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