I am happy to say that after many unforeseen issues and delays, the final animation is finally assembled.
The wide majority of the frames have already been shipped, leaving only the triptychs to be delivered along with a handful of single frames. So far about 5 or so shipments have returned (mostly from abroad) even though they were shipped to the correct address. I will be contacting each person in those cases.
As seen in the video, each frame is unique. Aside from the design of each frame itself being distinct, small variances that naturally occur in the laser engraving process as well as the different wood grain of each frame naturally created subtle shifts of the position of the artwork. An effect that I was particularly interested in and that could naturally be achieved in digital assembly, but that I was much more excited about re-creating with real objects.
The music was carefully crafted by my amazing friends at World Gang - music.world-gang.com
The abstract storyline showcased in this piece is a concoction of a variety of ideas and can perhaps be described as a union between concepts and experiments born during the Situationist movement and real life events experienced during the last few years in American society. Particularly the duality between the economic downturn and the shift in values and beliefs of many citizens.
A few frames still remain for purchase here: etsy.com/listing/166690806/randomly-selected-one-of-a-kind-laser If you decide to purchase one of these frames, please note that I will randomly select one of them. Please, do not request a particular frame. * The credits at the end are for sale.
I would like to thank all of you once again, not only for backing my small art project, but also for your patience in waiting for this to come together as I struggled to balance personal life, work commitments and art making.