My recent artwork dealt with singular paper cut-outs to form a single image of depth:
I have one set aside waiting on me to toss, as its design is not optimal.
So I took it out of its case and began disassembling it (ungluing and taking it out of its border)
Here’s an image of the separated layers:
What I intend:
I want to animate each piece forming its final depth. I would like to have these come together in an environment (white paper also) and spread them out in space to set a stage. In this formed stage, I will animate light and play with camera focus. It will exaggerate the chiaro-scuro, and give grey scale values of various points of interest and place.
After the stage is “formed” on camera, I would like (wrist dependent) create forms, also of white paper, but of varied thickness and texture, and create non-anthropomorphic forms to intertwine with these already installed elements. Think frosted mylar and lighting from underneath (for example). Think Litner Sheets (thick un-starched cotton in sheet form, used for paper-making), think glossy maleable plastic sheeting….It is that I want to play with hues of white (cool/warm) with opacity, with texture…
This will happen alongside the continued animated light sequence.
For the closing portion of the animation, I want to animate powder entering the scene and slowly coating/covering/affecting (weight warping forms, smearing, obfuscating sections etc.) the forms.
I am unsure if I want to use charcoal (pure black and dull)
or graphite, wich is grey and has a sheen:
Though it does not look all that shiny, it is distinctly different than charcoal (think of pencil smudges).
I would like to also consider merely keeping with white and emphasizing textures. Keeping with the concept that all values generate from objects themselves and a light source.
Therefore adding something like powdered zinc and merely changing the look/feel of the paper in a subtle way is what my gut tells me.
or, going color, and adding ONE color: pure powdered pigment:
I am profoundly interested in generating a non-objective piece wherein the textures, forms etc all come together as physical objects on screen to form an evolving environment.
I will be animating back to front. The blue slats sit in between the top frame and will hold the paper as it forms in space.