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"Animation Still"
  • Animation Still
  • Gouache on paper
  • 21x29cm
  • 2009

Houyhnhnms are the acutely rational race that Jonathan Swift envisages as archetypes of purity in Gulliver's Travels.  The reference serves as a counterpoint to the animations, where loaded societal icons inhabit a strange world. Urban spaces, amassed crowds, and orators are rendered in full cinematic action, alongside the colorful and idiosyncratic excesses caused by the animation process.