~~~ 𝒑𝒂𝒑𝒆𝒓 𝒎𝒂𝒑 𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 ~~~
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paper map tangents is a glimpse of an evolving practice that involves painting and moving-image-making. The idea of making a series of paintings to be turned into animations began out of curiosity, and a desire to reimagine moments from a really fun summer I spent back in 2019. At the time, I chose to paint on paper to be resourceful and to feel less pressure about the surface. This material choice opened up manifold concepts and allowed experimentation with shapely forms. This past semester, I drew connections between these paper paintings and paper maps. During the animating process, the paintings are handled in similar ways maps would. The camera follows a route throughout the page to stitch together movements and narratives. With this particular series of swimming and underwater scenes, I was reflecting on my love for swimming and the bewilderment that comes with navigating unfamiliar spaces.