Congratulations on winning Zealous Stories Animation! Your work is focused on the construction of poetic narratives and psychological self-portraits. Do you favour animation as a medium to explore these themes?
Thank you! My background is in visual art, and until recently I worked with a variety of media including drawing, installation and ceramic sculpture before concentrating almost exclusively on animation now. The object-based work explored similar themes, and my recent films are a continuation of that. I do feel that animation is a better medium for navigating narrative and creating a more fleshed-out vision, because of how it combines sound, image, voice and time to build atmospheric worlds. Audiences are cinematically immersed, yet do not expect realism from animation, and are attuned to the metaphorical symbolism of the image and story.