Hue Walker Bumgarner-Kirby: Gronk’s BrainFlame

 
  • ©2005, Hue Walker Bumgarner-Kirby

Artist(s):


Title:


    Gronk's BrainFlame

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2005

Medium:


    animation

Size:


    4:23 minutes

Category:



Artist Statement:


    This animation is based on sketchbooks and a storyline provided by internationally known Los Angeles painter Gronk. Examining the flashpoint in a creative idea, the work begins and ends with a seed pod struggling to burst open. The story moves from a rock-strewn desert to a flaming mind, following an artist as he is pulled up into a hovering glass brain and broken apart. The fragments eventually coalesce into a new work of art. The landscape and figures were modeled from Gronk’s sketchbooks; the textures were created using scans of the artist’s skteches and photos of his paintings and the murals in his Spring Street residence. The Glass Brain was modeled after a series of Giant Glass Brains Gronk made during a residency in Tacoma, Washington.