As an undergrad in December of 2020, I began teaching myself animation. I
found that my lack of experience and knowledge gave me a new freedom to propel my ideas surrounding body-acceptance further. The simple act of allowing my animations to exist on a spectrum of “flawed” and “perfect” allowed my concepts to unfold with more depth and vulnerability. This ‘spectrum’ became a new element of expression in and of itself. Thus, my work showcases a contrast between careful, regimented drawing and drawing that comes from a more intuitive place, characterized by less planning and the existence of characters who often times do not stay on model. They are part of worlds that display an ironic sense of control while simultaneously finding freedom. I push for my worlds to be in constant motion, symbolizing the constant change and anxiety that is ever-present in my story line and characters’ minds.