Grass, After I.Shishkin, 2019

Computer animation and stop-motion, duration differs (no less than 1 min), 1920×1080 px 

A drawing by a prominent 19th-century Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin — Study, 1884 — is translated into the moving composition with metal staples as the main actors. In random order, the staples seem to rise above the white surface and, at an arbitrary speed, begin to move around one of their legs-axes. Then at some point, the metal actors return to flat lines. This animated sketch is an invitation to touch on dichotomies — artificial, inanimate-living, culture and nature, order and chaos, and handmade vs machine-made.