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This animation is a metaphor about my journey through art. A journey of search that never ends.
I often find myself exploring fictional worlds and imagining myself within them. They are usually solo trips.
Dawn represents that phase of initial motivation, the desire to start over, the mental and physical preparation to
undertake the search as soon as possible. The road is dangerous but fun.
The find of the blue gem is that little daily victory after the search work. Comforting but fragile.
That blue gem is the fuel for the blue flame, which represents the support and recognition of those around me.
Necessary to continue in the darkest moments represented at night.
As soon as the day begins, the search begins. So in terms of narrative it's actually a loop. Art is a Never-Ending Search.