February 14, 2009

Artist Statement

Human fears, trials, and disorders are at the root of my animations, and the characters within them. My protagonists physical appearance is usually ambiguous and simple, while their state of mind and personal suffering is a form of hyper realism. I utilize stylistic methods of East-Asian pop art and the Otaku culture, manipulated so that the work maintains a level of unsettling darkness. The mixture of cute and creepy, endearing and repulsing, used within the concepts, sounds and imagery create a nervous tension that is essential to the stories I tell.