For this week's prompt of play and SELF, I decided to reflect inwardly on my own progress and beginnings in artistic play. I found drawings of horses that I made when I was a toddler, and found that I was already finding ways to convey movement and presenting this idea in rough storyboards without realising it at the time.
In playing with these artefacts, I wanted to show how these artworks could transform or transmute as I have. I literally transmuted my childhood drawings into my current style and practice of more realistic animation.
In doing so, I had to work out how the childhood horses would have moved, and in trying to replicate my childhood style, I was challenged by the experience that I have in the present of understanding movement as a practiced and trained artist. It also gave me free reign to explore how I could find creative, fluid and liberating ways to transform images in animation without feeling like everything had to be perfectly polished
In having the horses transform into my own self portrait, I found that I've created a snippet of my creative self in physical manifestation for the viewer to appreciate.