"Prayers for Peace" is a narrative stop-motion animation confronting the memory of the artist's younger brother killed in the current conflict in Iraq. Drawn entirely with pastels on a slate chalkboard, the materials used to create the animation become a metaphor for the impermanence of life.
Dustin Grella is an animator and documentary filmmaker whose work attempts to glean glimpses of colourful insight into the seemingly mundane.
"Notes To Self" - "I've written and then mailed myself a letter every day for over eleven years. The exercise has generated 4015 letters (and counting), which remain meticulously ordered and still sealed to this day."