One Heart - One Beat - One Tribe
In a world saturated in separation, disillusionment and a distilled value for the beauty of our differences, an uprising of spirt is not only expected, but acts as a natural necessity in restoring balance and stability to society. From darkness, must come the light. From disconnection, must come unity. From stagnation, new movements are birthed. And thus, we arrive at the origins of The One Tribe, conceived in the depths of The Mystic Magic Jungle, in a not so distant future, where people have returned to a life lived in community with the Higher Plain, Mother Earth and their fellow man (and woman).
diversity is paramount within the One Tribe. Though every member is granted equal opportunity to pursue a life of happiness safety and spirit, the notion that its member's strengths & weakness, their differences, are its greatest asset, is what truly sets The One Tribe aside from past fallen civilizations. Accordingly, the members of The One Tribe are represented by an ever growing variation of aesthetic manifestations. Dreamers give homeage to the artists, innovators and engineers within The Tribe, while Scrappers offer a tip of the hat to those with blue collars and golden hearts. Elders, Warriors, Mystics -simply scroll below, and find your place in The One Tribe today.
Over the course of 18 months threw countless hours of trail and error, success and failure, and the combined efforts of my entire 20 year artistic carrer, I created an offering unlike anything it's predecessor. ONE TRIBE, the first ever music video to combine stop motion animation with glass sculpture. I would estimate I have over 1000 total hours into this project. I’ve never worn more hats at once. Emcee, Director, Set Designer, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Glassblower, Script Writer, Video Editor, MADMAN! I’ve often referred to myself as an artistic decathlete, this is my dissertation to back that statement. I didn’t know how to blow glass, nor know if I could even use glass in the stop motion medium when I originally spawned this idea. But innovation isn’t birth from certainty, but it’s polar opposite, the unknown, the unexplored, the unimagined. I dove into the abyss with absolute disregard for what others told me I could or couldn't accomplish, and produced the nearly impossible, a truly unique and original artistic creation.
Introducing the first ever glassmation short film "One Tribe"
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