Played Out is a 30 second stop motion animated "comic strip." It plays out a fantasy scenario, and offers three options for how the fantasy could turn out. This piece was made compulsively, and carries a cathartic weight for me, but I prefer to leave the circumstances of the fantasy vague in order to allow viewers to project their own emotions onto the images.
The animation is comprised of 8 images each painted 3 times for a total of 24 mixed media paintings. Each painting is entirely finger painted, with no preliminary drawing underneath, in order to get a more raw look and feel, and allow my color and form decisions to happen organically.