These animated paintings carry forward the expression and movement of my canvas works, allowing me to add to the liveliness and richness of the originals. The animations on this page are lower resolution for the web. The full size download(s) are included with the NFT collectible.
Animation allows me to express the motion and story of my paintings even further. Bringing my painting style forward was a natural fit for the frame by frame techniques that I prefer to use when creating my animated pieces. Using the interwoven manner of my brushwork in my paintings, I have developed my own styles and approaches to creating these short-run clips of life outside of technology. Living objects like birds and bicyclists are nostalgically brought back to life in digital form using what I am calling roto-kinetic painting. Combining painting with techniques from both rotoscoping and other motion recording techniques, I create what I call roto-kinetic paintings. Animation also describes what I do on a general level. Upon being offered as non-fungible tokens, these animated works become a conceptual player in a deeper game being played here than merely figuring out how to make the visual experience delightful, which they very much are. The game of blurring the lines between nature and art and technology, in an attempt to harmonize them becomes my quest here. Creating something old with something new. Paying homage, and cherishing heritage.
My studio is located out in the country, at the base of a 3,500 foot mountain, where the weather is usually 20-50% different than it is in the Skagit Valley just 30 minutes away. Being far enough from the world at large during Covid, changed how I desired to see my art presented. Things like subject (birds and nature) and presentation have certainly turned towards the local biota over our past three years of living here. When it came time for me to consider how to create art to reach the world beyond our hideaway, and seeing how in-person networking had become harder, I decided to use my paintings to connect to other communities of artists around the world via the NFT community. This is a unique time for us artists, and so I bravely walked into the unknown and cleared the fog, and began making my mark in the world differently than I had up to now. Proudly I have brought my paintings to life for many more to see, and I look forward to new ideas and challenges to come!
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