Artist of the Day: Signe Baumane
Signe Baumane is making an independent animated feature film called Rocks in My Pockets, which has a website here and a production blog here. Signe is creating paper mache miniature sets as the dimensional backgrounds for her drawn character animation which she composites on top. The film itself is a “funny film about depression” according to the website, which continues Signe’s history of creating work that tackles adult subjects with humor.
Signe also has a website here for her work. Design-wise it looks a bit like a relic of Internet history (I’m getting nostalgic over these glowing buttons and pop-up browser windows), but it still does the job. You can read up on Signe’s biography including her origins in Latvia and the fact that in 1999 she achieved permanent residency status here in the U.S. as an impressively titled Alien of Extraordinary Ability.