This is one vignette among many, interwoven to form REBIRTH of GAEA -- a visual tapestry synthesizing modern conceptions of our place in the universe with those of the Ancient Greeks.
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This video for COSMIC MIND is an attempt to demystify the process. The incredible music is “Gajumaru” by Yaima. Check out their work here.
"A gaping yawn."
the exterior vessel of the Cosmic Mind echoes within as human.
The human mind is a prism whose shards of light stylize pure divinity into different mythologies. Breathe in. Focus. Breathe out... a nebulae spills from the Cosmic Mind’s mouth, manifesting reality.
In Greek Mythology, Chaos is the dimension from which the gods and men arose.
Coming up for a way to visualize that, I remembered some slow-motion imagery of milk in water and thinking that might be a good place to start to find some interesting shapes. When I saw that angelic wisp appear and thought "Yup, that'll do the trick."
Nature is insane... leaving her unneccearily beautiful fingerprints all over.
2.5.11 Adding the nautilus shell to the embryo b/c the human mind conjures up gods but also figures out some amazing things, e.g. phi, which emma and I have talked a lot about. Also the placement of the embryo + nautilus makes emma look like she’s princess leia. Doing that because she likes star wars.
Chaos is the vacant and infinite space which existed previous to the creation of the world, and out of which the gods, men, and all things arose. In ancient Greek, “chaos’ does not mean a state of disarray but rather a yawning or gap, the space between heaven and earth. After the appearance of the primordial deities, Chaos gives birth to Nyx (Goddess of Night) and Erebos (God of shadows and darkness).
An earlier version from 2012.
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Super Bowl LVCreative Director for augmented reality graphics, 2021 (Silver Spoon Animation)
TENCENTDesign + Execution, 2020 (Ntropic)
The GrammysVFX, 2020 (Ntropic)
Reality via PerceptionPersonal Project, 2020
Sand Water FirePersonal Project, 2020
Lost In SpaceDesign + Execution, 2019 (The Resistance)
The SecretVFX, 2019 (Resistance)
Landscape PaintingPersonal Project, 2018
Justice LeagueDesign + Execution, 2017 (Resistance)
PeriscapeCreative Direction + Execution, 2017
United States NavyDesign + Execution, 2017 (Resistance)
CastrolVFX, 2014 (Suspect)
Easy SkankingPersonal Project, 2015
Jamaica's 50th AnniversaryDesign + Execution, 2012 (Water Works)
The Monkey KingDesign + Execution, 2013 (Global Star)
Rebirth of GaeaPersonal Project, 2012
Flowing MeditationPersonal Project, 2011
Nebulaic EmbryoPersonal Project, 2012
ShapeshifterVFX + Compositing, 2010 (Charlex)
ToshibaDesign + Execution, 2007 (Charlex)
MMsCompositing, 2005 (Charlex)
Verizon "It's The Network"Compositing, 2005 (Charlex)
One Rat ShortCompositing + UI, 2006 (Charlex)
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