In 2007 I began working across media to create a series of installations using projection, 3d animation, laser cuts and large format print. Gods of Ohio is the umbrella title of a series of ongoing, loosely autobiographical projects describing my experiences growing up and living in the mid-west.
Gods Anim 1
GODS OF OHIO 2
Gods of Ohio 2, 2009, explored the interaction of twelve step recovery groups with established religio-cultural norms in my suburban Cincinnati community. Artifacts of group therapy, Christianity and cornhole (a backyard beanbag tossing game commonly found in the midwest) were interpreted and combined to form a new space of communal worship.
GODS OF OHIO 3
Gods of Ohio 3, 2008-present, is an ongoing series of semi-autobiographical animated characters which embody various ambitions of an adolescent in the midwest, U.S.A.
From 1998-2005 I worked at Blizzard Entertainment (Blizzard North) as a character artist. My responsibilities included concept art, 3d modeling and animation, third party merchandise (action figures and film), and motion and print graphics. Here are some samples.
Union (aka Arms and Ether) is an unrealized television pilot project began in 2006 with several collaborators. Shown here are storyboards and diagrams related to the project.
LEGENDS FROM CAMP ANIMATED POETRY PROJECT
Legends From Camp (2004) is a computer animated look at the World War II Japanese American Internment Camps based on the poetry of internationally known poet and camp internee, Lawson Inada. Animated and directed by award-winning animators Evan Carroll and Miles Inada, Legends From Camp traces a strange day in the life of a small boy who uncovers the ugly origins of the internment camps beneath the sands of his desert prison. Features a soundtrack by Oregon Shakespeare Festival composer Todd Barton. Legends was screened at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Animated Short Film at the Riverrun International Film Festival in North Carolina.