Welcome to "The Spirit Woods"
The seed for this project was planted in 2018 when I was looking for something new and challenging to get the creative juices flowing. I found my inspiration when I stumbled upon pictures on the Internet of some very unusual looking mushrooms. I was struck by how they were both alien-like and yet oddly beautiful. I began to play with the idea of incorporating the subject into my art. From there, the imagery spilled over into other areas. I imagined an entire body of work devoted to the subject of nature spirits. My fascination with moths also came into play and before I knew it, a narrative began to take form culminating in a journal with a series of accompanying art works.
The SPIRIT WOODS JOURNAL
To access the Journal, please click on the image which will open it on the Flipsnack Website.
I was fortunate to find a piece of music which lent itself to the making of this video. I found the stop motion animation to be the biggest challenge. I took photographs of the nature spirit sculptures that I then printed, cut out and joined together with wire and tape to allow movement. I used photographs and some sketches for the backgrounds and other elements. All were altered in Photoshop to create a uniform appearance.
The Art Projects
Here is a sample of some of the projects.
Click on the images to see them as works in progress.
Here are a few slides to show the works as they were displayed at a local art gallery.
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