I create videos that incorporate motion with painting. Paint-on-glass animation is the process of taking still shots of oil paintings done on panes of glass and using a video editing program to make them come alive.
This process fascinates me because it involves as much destruction of a painting as it does the creation of a video. As a painter this can be both difficult and exhilarating to experience. The physical object of a painting no longer becomes so relevant but it is the document of the act of painting that is significant.
The themes I play with also have to do with process and time. Videos about watching scenery from a train or seeing tree branches whiz overhead while biking, capture pockets of time that can be under-or unappreciated by many. These, often subtle, experiences are moments that can alter a perspective and exist to make life more interesting.