Color Divers is a commission by Electric Objects. This work explores the intersection of the handmade and the digital. Scanning watercolor paintings, I create colorful backdrops onto which I layer rotoscoped animations of people diving off cliffs. The series isolates the action, stripping it of danger to allow the viewer to appreciate the figure’s moving silhouette. The divers periodically enter and exit the frame, making it feel as though we are witnessing only a portion of their journey.
Electric Objects is a startup that makes picture frame-like computers that can display high-resolution artwork from the internet.