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<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/245654112″>ORCHID LAVA 2a</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2116950″>Nire</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
I chose to work with some of the orchids that mimic animals, insects and people for this After Effects animation. I’m fascinated and have a great amount of respect for plant medicine and wisdom and feel as though these orchids provide a cosmic joke and secret if we look closely enough. All people worldwide originally had a strong relationship with nature and knowledge of what plants can do for people, that we’re now greatly severed from. One idea / theme I’m interested in exploring more is the relationship of death and the dead in the US. It’s very taboo and I think causes a certain type of neurosis in the culture. This animation is a baby creation story and a small narrative of how living beings are temporal and constantly surrounded by their mortality and frequently a few degrees from death more than we care to think about, yet the orchids (beings) are able to have fun despite this.