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Dioramas

Light without Heat

Categories
Dioramas

Godspeed

Hermes wearing winged sandals - cut paper diorama in a wrist watch
Categories
Dioramas

The Philosopher’s Hand

Update 1/22/24: I made another one for my daughter.

A gold watch containing a tiny cut paper version of the philosophers hand illustration, a splayed hand with a fish on the palm and esoteric icons surrounding it: a key, lantern, sun, star, moon, crown.
A gold watch containing a tiny cut paper version of the philosophers hand illustration, a splayed hand with a fish on the palm and esoteric icons surrounding it: a key, lantern, sun, star, moon, crown.
A tiny cut paper version of the philosophers hand illustration, a splayed hand with a fish on the palm and esoteric icons surrounding it: a key, lantern, sun, star, moon, crown.
Stainless steel watch backplate
cut paper diorama in a watch
Categories
Animation

Magus Incognito

When I wrapped up Brains, I began thinking about what my next project should be. I have a sketchbook with a few ideas, including some music videos, and the sequel to The Lunatics (which I played with in the animation I made for the Peale last month). I also am eager to do some 3D stop motion work.

Another idea that’s been rolling around my brainpan is a treatment of some ideas put forth in a favorite book: The Kyballion. Initially, I figured it would be non-narrative. So, I picked up a fresh of The Kybalion: The Definitive Edition and began brainstorming.

This book was recommended to me by a medium in Washington, D.C. years ago, and I’ve returned to it many times. And the copy I’ve linked makes a strong case that William Walker Atkinson is the actual author. This edition also includes Atkinson’s The Seven Cosmic Laws. I’ve had a lot of fun reading this.

The Kyballion cover

I originally intended to make Magus Incognito in the spring, but a festival of hermetic inspired films caught my eye on filmfreeway.com. I seem to work best when I have a deadline, and had to quickly focus my ideas for this. This version is 77 seconds long, and the file I uploaded turned out to be 70.77 MB! I may continue to develop this material into a longer film, but this initial pass accomplishes what I was was hoping to achieve.

The animation can be viewed at doranimation.com.

I also made a dioroama for this animation in a Trader Joe’s green tea mint tin box.

Magus diorama in a trader joe's mint tin - cut paper scene from animation
Magus diorama in a trader joe's mint tin - cut paper scene from animation
Magus diorama in a trader joe's mint tin - cut paper scene from animation