What I love most about art, in any format, is capturing a moment – whether from real life or the imagination. I’ve always thought of my artworks as a snapshot of a bigger reality, in a way, I’ve always been a story-teller, but not a comedian. What I mean by that is that I love little stories, writing poems is amongst my repertoire of creativity, but I am bad at punch lines. I suck at coming up with an end. Thus I write poems, and not short stories. So these Cinemgraphs, they are just like poems: capturing the little poetic stories that make life so beautiful.
“To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.” – William Blake
Below is the GIF that started it all, as posted on DeviantART, the positive response fed my interest in short looping animations, and eventually led to my love of Cinemagraphs: poetry in motion.