The first few months of quarantine I worked on a series of animated poems. Rebecca Elson was an astronomer and poet who wrote a book of poems called “A Responsibility to Awe.” I think it's a perfect title and guiding life principle.
I created this video using Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere. It loops, which to me feels like the animation equivalent of “it has pockets!”.
Evolution, by Rebecca Elson
We are survivors of immeasurable events,
Flung upon some reach of land,
Small wet miracles without instructions,
Only the imperative of change.