Mental health in 2020
ANIMATION, CHARACTER DESIGN
Uncertainty and isolation can be devastating if there’s no outlet for them to be expressed. 2020 led me to rely solely on my creativity to keep afloat.
It also brought Pi back to my life, this time animated and full of things to say.
Rotoscope proved to be a loyal and reliable source of tranquility and it brought me to a contemplative state, where I learned to accept what I could not control and to look around me for the magical moments on the ordinary and repetitive routine patterns that settled in my life.
Nature and electronics
Because rotoscope animations take a very long time to be created, it occupied my mind enough to wait for the circumstances in my life to unfold. I took my electronic devices to the park and enjoyed the Spring and Summer animating, sunbathing and hoping for the better.
The truth about the world
In this process, I came across information about violence and children in the world that were devastating for me. I decided to create an animation in their memory, where I reconstructed a flower and wrote about the issue on my social media. I was of course, ignored and censored.