Saturday, April 7, 2018

Grave of the Fireflies: Setsuko

This piece is dedicated to the masterful Isao Takahata, a humanist filmmaker who co-founded Studio Ghibli and left behind a beautiful, haunting legacy. It's hard to put into words just how affecting "Grave of the Fireflies" when I first watched it. Poly:

Monday, April 2, 2018

Coral Boy Meets the Manta Sisters

I've been dealing with a fair share of chronic nerve pain this past
month and because art imitates life, this piece became one about
healing, patience, and opening more empathy windows to those who
experience pain on a much grander scale. Also, to have a real life love
touch by a manta ray is a true blessing. It made me all warm and fuzzy
on the inside and if you ever get the chance to see these beauties put
on a water acrobatics show for you, you're in a for a real treat.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Chibi Prince

This little guy was taken for a spin in a Virtual Storytelling session at LIV with Shuang aka SwanVR.

You can watch the restream here:

You can take him for a spin yourself here:

Monday, January 1, 2018

Cradle the Moon: Epiphany

Happy 2018! This piece is dedicated to all
you amazing artists and devs that inspire and motivate me to keep
pushing myself as a storyteller. When someone asks how to describe the
last half of the year in VR, I say it's my second childhood. I've found
myself smiling with glee while creating, marveling at the daily works of
art I witness here, and constantly learning more than I could ever have
hoped to. This is rarefied space we get to play in, and it's not lost
on me that we can make a soulful and paradigm shifting impact in ways we
haven't even anticipated.

And on that tip, I've just fallen in
love with Tilt Brush. This is connected to my other piece where I take
an old 2D piece and revitalize it in VR.

OG Poly upload here