The sad moment when you realize how alone you actually are. No one ever messages you on Facebook first or texts you first or anything. So it gets to the point where you don’t want to put in the effort with people who don’t put in any effort for you, so you end up spending your life at home, never going anywhere.
This is what’s going on in the Ukraine right now
A talk between Hayao Miyazaki and Moebius
Moebius - On the work part, it’s true that first we roughly belong to the same generation and we started to work in a common context, and this is already a kind of similitude. Then, there were sensations. I don’t know how Mr. Miyazaki discovered my work, for me it’s very mysterious, whether through professional channels or…
Miyazaki - Through Arzach, which dates from 1975 I believe. I only met it in 1980, and it was a big shock. Not only for me. All manga authors were shaken by this work. Unfortunately when I discovered it, I already had a consolidated style. So I couldn’t use his influence to enrich my drawing. Though, even today, I think he has an awesome sense of space. I directed Nausicaä under Moebius’ influence.
Moebius - It’s true that when I saw Nausciaä… It proves that influence doesn’t matter much, what matters is that there was a community, a like-mindedness of inspiration that predated the conscious meeting, that, beyond cultures and beyond time and space, lets a person meet another one and feel synchronized with her. I was stricken not by what makes us look alike, but that people could see resemblances while so many things separates us. Mr. Miyazaki struck me because he was almost an executive, an industry director; because I know that animation cinema is an industry that demands a lot of power, since you have to lead 100, 150 or 200 people. And I’m amazed by the continued inspiration, the quality of inspiration, despite all this heavy machinery, over so many years. This I find absolutely incredible, and admire immensely. For I work alone, I am solitary.
Miyazaki - I am an animator. I feel like I’m the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I’m rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work.
all this loveliness
An embroidery for my portfolio class. The assignment was to illustrate a personal journey.
The quote in the sky is by Edvard Munch, “From my rotting body flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.”
Basically that’s where the imagery all started from for me.
Tombstone reads “Vi møtes igjen” which is Norwegian for “We meet again.”
I don’t want to write too much, so I’ll let the piece speak for itself.