Through the medium of simple grey claymation and psychedelic hand drawn animation Osborne has created a dark story depicting the elation of success and the price that can be paid for it. MORE is a personal favorite of mine due to its dark beauty and thoughtful overtones.If your interested in seeing MORE and finding out a bit more about it check out Osbournes site at http://www.gethappy.com
Sunday, 22 April 2007
MORE is a short claymation film by Mark Osborne depicting the life of a factory worker who is sick of his job but has aspirations of making a revolutionary product that will change the grey world in which he lives. Although the protagonist does succeed in creating his product in doing so he looses a part of himself.
I came across the art of Kipling West when it was recommended to me by the vlog mobuzztv. The basic idea behind West's work is to take a nonsensical spam phrase such as "ye shall come to my voice; of unicorns. Therefore, shall be"and turns it into a surrealist illustration (shown here). In West's own words:
"I am inspired by spam; taking something that is intrusive, annoying & stinky, and seeing beauty (or at least a bit of entertaining weirdness) in it. Spam, like another common commodity, is plentiful, everyone deals with it daily, and it can be a rich fertilizer if cultivated appropriately."
I love the dreamlike feel of West's work as well as here ability to turn something that most of us see as a major irritation and turns it into illustration of otherworldly beauty.
If you'd like to see more of West's work check it out at http://fresh-spam.blogspot.com/