As a fine art animator, I am interested in mixing traditional hand-painted imagery with contemporary digital technologies to reinterpret allegorical symbols.
My animation Object of Affection (2012) is a fable presenting the love story of a girl and a deer. Through the metaphor of a man depicted as a deer, I explore animal behavior translated into human interactions. Deer symbolism, as well as the instinctive habits and physical features of a deer, allow me to understand what influences human nature that is akin to this wild animal. A deer’s personality suggests beautiful delicate features, protective powers, and proud behavior. However, as a prime example of a prey species, the deer is timid, and gets easily frighten, unless in mating season. In viewing our relationship to nature as one of the mixed factors that affects the development of human characteristics, I am able to investigate personality types and how they predetermine our life choices.
Combining the visually “expected” of the traditional with the “undiscovered” of the experimental drives my work both conceptually and technically. I have worked in a variety of traditional techniques such as drawing and painting since an early age. I now experiment with new dimensions of motion, sound and narrative, by cultivating a symbiosis of traditional and digital techniques. My work’s exploration of this area between traditional and digital techniques asks the viewer to suspend prior distinctions between the two media and reconsider the results as an art form with a new and unique identity within our art historical canon.