ANIMATION

I create animations, mostly as a backdrop to poetry, but also for other commissions, for example:

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages


Rocks & Lichens Animations

In 2013, I made a series of animations for the National Botanic Gardens of Wales Rock of Ages website. This was an exciting project in which I researched the various rocks and lichens on display in order to create engaging animations. Click on the stills to get to the webpages.

Still from animation

Dolomitic Carboniferous Limestone

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Silurian Rock

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Ordovician Spotted Dolerite 

Rethinking the Hydrological Cycle.
I created 6 animations for scientist Mick Harper’s series on the hydrological cycle. (Currently being promoted to universities). Here are a few stills from the animations.

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Hurricanes & typhoons

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Water arrives at Land

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Sand Cycle

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Western Effect

 

Poetry Animations

I have always been a great lover of animation, and  (inspired by Billy Collins’ Action Poetry) I create animation as a backdrop to my poetry. I’m interested in the similarities between the two genres. Especially in the use of metaphor in poetry and metamorphosis in animation: the ability to change into something else or to be two different things simultaneously can give them both a surreal, magical quality.

My first animation – Mrs Cheveley in the Conservatory at Tenby – won first prize in the Leaf Mostly Life Competition.

I have made various poetry animations and give poetry readings with these as a backdrop.