Jeanne Kelly

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Henrik Sønniksen | Great Job!

In Major Studio Narrative, Spring 2010, Wow on March 3, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Vegeterrible from Henrik Sønniksen on Vimeo.


BWAC | Delivering the Art

In Spring 2010, Wow on February 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm

So I dropped off the two pieces I for the show today.  The space is amazing and very close to the studio of the artisan we are working with on the LVMH competition.

The opening is March 13th for 1 to 6, so pretty much an all day affair, which in this case is nice.  I like the crowded wine and cheese late night openings, but this will be better for getting feedback (directly and fly on the wall 🙂

It is somewhat out of the way but the gallery is fantastic.

Phillip the Safety Egg

In Motion Graphics 1, Spring 2010, Wow on February 18, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Puny Entertainment and the sketch team Splendid Things paired up to create this 4-minute short titled Phillip the Safety Egg. It’s full of freshly cooked insanity like bacon bazookas and 100 foot tall chickens. The Flash-animated short was written and directed by Puny’s Mike Owens, developed by Puny boss Shad Petosky and Will Shepard. The Splendid Things team, which is comprised of Eric Knobel, Hannah Kuhlmann and Michael Ritchie, voiced and wrote the piece the day of the record.

In other words, they wrote it as they recorded it, sorta improv, but without an immediate audience.

Wide Open @ BWAC

In Spring 2010, Wow on February 9, 2010 at 12:57 am

It was a goal I had set for myself when I moved to New York.  Within 5 years I wanted to start showing again, even if it was simply drawing and small works.  Big things can come from the smallest stuff.

So I got two pieces in the first annual juried show for BWAC. Remember I entered over winter break. So it should be interesting, and I hope to sell them both.   *fingers crossed*    The two pieces are small and stills from the animation I did in Major Studio in Fall.  One piece was chosen by the jury and the other is artist choice once accepted and confirmed.

Chris #3 is the piece the jury chose.

The jury is pretty impressive I think, so this is a bit of a major confidence boost.  I actually haven’t shown work since 1998.  It feels kinda good.

Chris #13 is the piece I chose.

So come on over to Brooklyn in March.  It should be a good show.

Wide Open In Brooklyn

In Collage on January 17, 2010 at 1:15 am

BWAC Juried Art Show

Call to Artists for Submissions

Deadline for submissions: January 11, 2010 (Late entry deadline: January 25, 2010)
Gallery show dates: March 13th-28th, 2010 Weekends 1-6 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday March 13th, 2010 1-6 PM


Anne Strauss – Associate Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Nicholas Baume – Director & Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, NYC
Mark Hughes – Director, Galleria Lelong, Chelsea, NYC
Bill Murphy – Associate Professor & Gallery Director, Printmaker & Painter, Wagner College, NYC

About BWAC:

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition is a non-profit volunteer organization with over 1100 local artist-members. With over 25,000 square feet of Gallery space, housed in the exceptionally beautiful Civil War warehouses on the edge of New York Harbor in Red Hook Brooklyn, BWAC has consistently provided a vibrant avenue for the promotion and appreciation of contemporary art for 31 years. Through the addition of a nationally recognized Juried competition to our regularly scheduled exhibitions, BWAC is bringing an increased awareness and appreciation of diverse perspectives in art to the Greater New York community.

Contact and Questions:

Please direct all questions to

Assignment 6: Mythology as Interface: Rotoscoping Sneak Peek Stills

In Fall 09 Archive, Major Studio Interface on December 7, 2009 at 1:14 pm


I really like the look of these oinioned process shots.

I think they work beautifully as print variations of the animation process.

Assignment 6: Mythology as Interface: Rotoscoping Sneak Peek Video

In Animation Methods, Fall 09 Archive, Major Studio Interface on December 7, 2009 at 9:46 am

Ganesha Chris (so far)

Assignment 6: Mythology as Interface: Roto First Third with Color

In Fall 09 Archive, Major Studio Interface on November 27, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Rough First Third with Color

Assignment 6: Mythology as Interface: Roto 222 Drawings of Chris and His Skull

In Fall 09 Archive, Major Studio Interface on November 23, 2009 at 12:20 am

The rotoscoping is going pretty well 🙂



Assignment 6: Mythology as Interface: Project concept and thesis argument:

In Fall 09 Archive, Major Studio Interface on November 20, 2009 at 1:06 pm

This project came about through an afternoon of Interface and 87 post-it notes.  Before the post-it storm I was blocked.  I had too many ideas and things that interested me and couldn’t focus.  So I took advantage of having that many people willing to give their opinions.  We were given 100 post-its and I believe 5 minutes.  I wrote down everything I could think of that I found interesting.
After 87 one or two word post-its were stuck up to the wall, people from class came over and choose their top 3 concepts.  I decided they were on to something, and because I posted only things that interested me, I went with the majority votes.  Those three things were: Forensic Facial Reconstruction, Mythologies and God, and Rotoscoping.  Everything that follows is a result of the combination of these three interests.

Mythology as an Interface Between the Known and the Unknowable

Thinking in terms of mythology and applying those lesson to your reality is therapeutic and helpful for human growth.

“It’s the edge, the interface between what can be know and what is never to be discovered because it is a mystery transcendent of all human research.” Joseph Campbell, during an interview in 1986, when asked what was the power of myth.

I was raised in a unique environment. A major aspect of my upbringing that effected me greatly was Jungianism.  My mother was a Jungian psychologist.  She did her best to live her life according Jungian philosophies and theories.  And she raised my sister and I on the words of Dr. Carl G. Jung, and those words have had an affect on every part of my life to this day.  So, I am a Jungian.

Also, along with being a immensely spiritual person, off and on for many years my mother was deeply religious person as well.  She was a lay-reader and very active member the Episcopalian church.  The distinction between spirituality and religion is important here because there were a many times in my mother’s life when she lost her religion, but she never lost her spirituality.  In other words, she lost her faith in humanity, but she never lost her faith in god.  This was because of her philosophy and this had the most profound effect on my being.

The symbols of mythology and legend are all around  us, embedded in the fabric of our daily lives.  From the worlds major religions to fairytales and urban legends myth has helped humanity navigate the unknown realm of the unconscious inner world.

It’s helpful to have some knowledge of Jungian philosophy so the words and pages that follow reveal their whole meaning.  Anthony Peña I think sums it up well.

“ Jung discovered that – resembling the physical body – the human psyche (soul) is purposeful, and the psyche acts as a self-regulating system with checks and balances designed to develop and then maintain psychological health and wholeness. At birth the human psyche contains the “seed” and potentiality of future personality growth and development. Over the course of a lifetime, our “seed” naturally unfolds and/or develops according to it’s potential in a purposeful manner. Today, Jung would be classified as an interactionalist – this meaning that the development and growth of the human personality is a combination of inherited genetic potentials and environment.”

Dr. Jung developed the principle theories of the archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation that transformed psychotherapy from a practice concerned with treatment of the sick into a means for higher development of the personality.

Human kind all share the same process of growth and development.  We live in a world that values outward growth and knowledge.  We have elevated the knowledge and function of the outward self, the intellect, above the knowledge and growth of the inward self, the spirit, to the detriment of our own happiness.  We have developed the min at the cost of the spirit.  It is time to reestablish contact with our own inward beings.

Some argue that science has replaced religion.  It is true that science has decimated most of the mythologies that civilizations though out the world have survived on for millennia. But science can not replace the myths it dismantles, for science does not deal with the human spirit.  No search for truth in the outside material world will give us answers to the inside spiritual world.  And science has no way to study “a mystery transcendent of all human research.”  Instead we are left with no mythology, no guideposts on our inward journey of psychological development.

We live in this imbalanced state mainly because our only remaining myths’, our religions, are incapable of admitting that they are indeed only metaphors for a larger truth.  Insisting in their history as fact and their inability to step out of the realm of matter and into the world of metaphor, religion dies on the cross of science.  It is in metaphor that mythology hold it’s power to teach humans the lessons of the universe within them.  It is when we recognize and accept this, that mythology gains the power to transform consciousness.

These stories of mythology are simply trying to express a truth that can’t be grasped any other way …


  • Narrative
  • Information Visualization
  • Animation
  • Information Mapping
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Comparative Mythology
  • Theology

Research and Design Questions:
I hope to prove that mythology should be a major focus of the creative arts
I hope to show that mythology is still vital for human growth and that without a mythology pointing the way on the path to spiritual development, we all struggle more then we need to on our own.


  • To illustrate the inward journey of a personalized mythology by using a mythologized forensic reconstruction technique to manifest that myth outwardly.
  • To create a visual map of the spiritual influences of my life to present.
  • To map my own personal mythology through illustrating 3 epic archetypical dreams of my life.