Audio: "The Look of Love" (artist unknown)
"I have a feeling this will always be one of my favorite animations. What I like about it is that it is simple and effective at delivering an idea.
One thing I've learned that applies to both art and music is that everyone has within them a certain style, or a certain way of seeing things, and that no matter how simple of an idea something is, that style usually shows through. The trick is not to over think it, or cover it up with styles that don't fit who you are."
"My birthday was this month. I was born on the cusp of Taurus and Aries. I'm not sure If I completely believe in astrology, but I don't not believe in astrology.
I definitely love the idea that the position of the planets and the stars in the universe affects our lives through some type of "force" that we haven't scientifically discovered yet. I mean, of course they do! Why not? Let's leave some magic in the world."
"I wanted to express my passion for growing plants in an animation. When I found this quote, I felt a connection with its message of hope. I have much respect for it's original writer, the late Myron S Kauffman.
I wrote a short blog post about him around the animation, but I enjoy the way he is described in this book review by Annie Gottlieb better (1982-09-05). "Modern Jewish Mother". New York Times."
album + artwork
"Speaking of passion, I recently released a collection of tracks that I've been working on for a few years. The album is called 'The Bridge.
The working title of this album was always "Glass Bridge", because I wanted to emphasize the anxiety and fear that come with making big changes in life. Its hard to cross those bridges, sometimes. Glass bridges, especially.
Making art and music can feel like exorcizing the different types of energy that enter your life. There is something really therapeutic about it. That's what it does for me. It lets me get my truth out. Not only in an incredibly cryptic, but also hopefully, in a way that other people can relate to."
After getting the photos developed, I cut out my favorite underwater gradients to make a series of collages by hand and then digitally in Photoshop. The result was four pieces that resemble something you might see glowing in the background on an episode of Star Trek Next Generation, and if this is true, that is exactly what I was going for.
I'm beginning to notice that a lot of my creative choices are closely related to my life experiences."