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Emma Allen Creates Stop Animation Video of the Circle of Life

 - Nov 22, 2013
References: artnews & gizmodiva
Artist Emma Allen expresses her opinion of life after death in this video clip. Though we feel we can never find a straight answer to the question of afterlife, Emma decided to put her philosophy into her artwork. ‘Ruby’ is the name of the stop-animation video Allen created to showcase how she feels about the topic.

In this 75-second video, Emma is her own canvas. You see her beautifully and creatively go through the process of aging, decaying and eventually, passing. Right when you think it’s over, however, the artist journeys to some kind of cosmic limbo before she is finally reborn.

Allen goes through this entire process herself as she made the stop-animation short independently. It took her five days and all the patience stop-frame animation demands, in addition to all the expertise she used to apply all the face paint herself. Watch the video and join Emma Allen on the journey of life from her eccentric point of view.