Hello all! Well im finaly free I had my final thesis presentation last friday and it was an amazing experince. This was the first time I ever created work and had the honor of getting a public viewing. The school opened the doors to the public and even advertised the B F A in the sunday paper. Well enouph talk Ill show you some of the concept and production work as of the project. Im still trying to condense a web version of the project seeing as how its 3 gigs.
The “Himmerit” is a multi media based project combing Video, 3d composites, and hand drawn stills into single character narrative which uses martial form, gesture, and sound to a portray a transformation .The main character called Gohkonda, finds he is losing hope within his life as a warrior and ventures blindly into the desert. While there, he finds himself in a situation where he must prove himself worthy of salvation. The martial performance itself is a testament of the Characters faith in spiritual value. He eventually confronts his fears which leads to him regaining the content he has been longing for. As long as I can remember I have had a passion for experiencing and telling stoies. What intrigued me the most as with all the stories I have read, watched, and listened too are the stories where the protagonist has to single handedly confront the powers that be when the odds are against them. This story archetype often has a pattern of loss and gain which carries you along the journey making the finality worth the anticipation. Science fiction has always been a genre that I enjoy it is a world of fantasy a scientific logic that always proposed the question of “what if”.This has stayed with me throughout the years as I draw characters and worlds that I derive from my many influences. I believe artists have the power to influence and shape the world we live in to a tremendous extent, and in order to do that we must first explore ourselves through play and creativity so that we can better understand the meaning of our manifestations.