Medium: Macromedia Flash Animation Using Paintings and Photographs
Dimensions: 12” x 12,” 24” x 24,” & 48” x 48”
Description: Whaterscapes, a combination of wheel and water portrays the circulatory elements in this series of landscapes. The tractor wheel journeys through the tresses of nature, and becomes re-encapsulated by the forest foliage as it rolls out of a glacial ice cave down the icy waterfalls, through the forest path, to the front of the forest cave, and down to a bed of greenery. A demonstration of nature expelling human’s man-made objects from its innards, as the ice caves have become a tourist attraction in the melting glacier as a result of the global warming caused by humans. This animation utilizes my paintings as backgrounds with edited photos of the tractor wheel.
Title: Squiggle Invasion
Medium: Macromedia Flash Animation Using Paintings and Drawings
Dimensions: 16” x 20” & 48” x 54”
Description: An earlier adaptation of combining animation with landscape paintings from my travels to China and Vietnam during my study abroad, I began with the “Squigglies” diving through the cave scape, and then guide the viewer out of the cave to the Chinese garden where there is a fight with the “Squigglies” and Chlorophyll to signify the infringement if industrialization upon nature. The “Squigglies” represent humans in the new industrial China, and the Chlorophyll represent China’s old farming culture. This foretells the industrialization that follows in Vietnam.
Title: Squiggle War
Medium: Macromedia Flash Animation Projected on Painting
Dimensions: 36” x 36” & 48” x 48”
Description: This animation demonstrates the “Squigglies” invading and taking over the wall, as the Chlorophyll march in from the outlying hills to battle them. The “Squigglies” parody the historical attacks of the Huns breaching the Great Wall. The Chlorophyll and “Squigglies” battle ends with a merged alien species generating a new race where artificial human influences and nature become one.
Title: Drip Dreams
Medium: Macromedia Flash Animation Projected on Paintings
Dimensions: 18” x 18” & 48” x 48”
Description: Journeying through Asia from 2007-2008, this piece was a journey through dreams of my past navigating through its hazardous roads. Emulating my dreams that transpire within dreams, I replicate the view of the driver in the driver’s seat with the smaller overlaid canvas representing a rearview mirror portal into a concurrently occurring dream. The rearview mirror transitions through photos of my travels to steer through slippery dreams of the past, and emphasizes the conflict to maintain control with the “Squigglies” invading the scenery.
Title: Duck Dreams Director’s Cut
Medium: Macromedia Flash Animation Projected Using Photographs, Paintings, & Video
• Directed by Julie Huynh & Loren Lacap
• Flash Animation by Julie Huynh & Loren Lacap
• Story, Sounds, Drip Painting, Duck Drawings, & Squiggle Drawings by Julie Huynh
• Space Paintings & Cave Photos by Loren Lacap
• Video of Bathtub Scene, and Chihuahua Photos by Emily Landsman
Description: Originally created in a collaborative class project to be viewed with other classmates’ animations, the class was divided up into teams to each produce an animation for a fairytale theme. My team created a parody of Star Wars with ducks and Chihuahuas. This is an edited version from the original, reconstructed to display my initial conception of ducks in space deriving from Squeaky, the rubber duck’s dream.
Title: Feeding Ducks Installation
Medium: Acrylic and Paint Pen on Wall, Cellophane over Cardboard, Acrylic on Vinyl Sticker, Cellophane over Cardboard, Rubber Ducks, Plastic Frogs, Acrylic on Plaster, & Acrylic on Plastic Chair With Projector Inside
Tower Bridge Painting: 120” x 144”
Duck Pond: 30” x 15”
Projector Chair: 36” x 24”
Description: Utilizing the concept of feeding ducks and transferring it into a 3-D space, this animated installation was featured with other collaborative works in the undergraduate/graduate class show called Collabrynth. The background image was scaled and painted from photos of a crumbling great wall and a Chinese garden bridge. A vinyl sticker of a painted duck was a placeholder for the projection before opening night. The pond was created with cut cardboard covered with cellophane to mimic water utilizing the reflection of light, and fake rocks were made with acrylic painted plastered casts; rubber ducks and toy frogs were strewn on the rocks to complete the duck pond.