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Rumiko Hoya

Saitama, JAPAN
("The Heart is Softened")

Artist Statement: This piece tells the story of a youth transformed into an old person by modern society. Encountering a rice bowl with a traditional Japanese pattern, he uses his child-like imagination to heal his heart just a little bit. Please note the warmth of the animation, created using Japanese paper and India ink. I used AfterEffects and Premier on a Macintosh.