Evolution

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!”.

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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.

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