what the dog saw / by Nicole M

For the last couple of weeks in the studio I've been working on this experiment, putting my collages to motion in an animation.
I had no idea how this was going to turn out, but I'm excited about the direction it's going! And it was really fun to make.
I just took something simple, like a dog walking (this is my 2nd cousin's dog, boomer) and then tried to play with abstracting each of the frames.
I'm interested in creating something that is time-based or has an implied sense of narrative (like an animation), but that is more abstract, or plays with the boundary between abstract and representational.




Here's a few shots of the frames hanging up in my studio. There's about 70 collages total. 


And here are some of the still frames:












It's too bad that the colors lose a lot of their vibrancy when the video gets compressed. 
Anyways, I'm really looking forward to having the summer to keep animating and playing around!