georgia o'keeffe

TED-Ed Animation

Feeling disconnected from creating art within classical conventions, artist Georgia O’Keeffe began experimenting with abstract drawings that defied easy classification. Using the shapes and rhythms of nature to capture her internal world, these experiments became the cornerstone of the movement known as American Modernism.

I made this animation in a technique called paint-on-glass, which is shot like stop motion animation underneath the camera. Each frame was individually hand-painted on panes of glass, with some stop motion materials incorporated. 

Behind-the-scenes time lapse below. 

Role Director, Animator

Client TED-Ed