'Sculpting Fire' Personal Project
The next several visual development pieces are for an animation project in progress. I had loved doing some candelabra research for a previous job, and I decided they looked liked mini towers and perhaps someone
In the story, the character has observed birds from her single view of the outside from her room, and obsessively collects wax from the candle to sculpt one.
Thinking about it, I loved the metaphor of a little being going about their life and existing despite the fact that their home is continuously 'on fire.' And not simply existing, but creating and building with elements from that very fire.
Candelabra Tower Development
'Dinners for Siblings' Personal Projects
These pieces were created as gifts for my brother and sister for the 2020 holidays. The idea was to create little moments of calm and coming together over food. They evolved into motion pieces designed to loop and continuously evoke quiet glows of happiness :)
Life Sketchbook Samples
& Painting for 'Christmas in Wales'
Throughout much of summer, fall, and winter of 2020, I designed prop assets for
CenterStage in Lake Forests' Shakespeare Online series. I'm so saddened by how hard the theater community has been hit this year (HUGE musical and Shakespeare fan especially!), and so embraced the chance to help celebrate and share Shakespeare using a digital platform. The assets were then animated by the company's digital editor (I've added the animations to the below ones), and sprinkled throughout various Shakespearian monologues during the episodes.
Click for sample episode: Halloween Episode