Sightline Time-lapse Animation

Five months of hand-painted circles on the eight foot canvas “Sightline” are compressed into these two minutes of time-lapse animation. ¬†Even though the resulting video looks like speed-painting, what’s going on in the studio is pretty carefully considered!

I made this video as a diy instant-replay for myself, hoping to learn something that will make me a better painter. The resulting clip is fascinating for several dramatic changes to the painting and the many layers of paint it reveals.

Here is a link to Photographs of the finished piece installed and more about the painting.

Music is a Library of Congress field recording:
Title: Devil’s dream
Contributor Names:
Mann, Thomas (performing on hammered dulcimer)
Cowell, Sidney Robertson (collector)
Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Created / Published: 1937.