The Girl in the Tube
Updated: Aug 23, 2020
In school, I became obsessed with the idea of making a person levitate with music and kept seeing an image of a corner of a theatre set where a scientist focused his will on finding just the right tones to harmonize with gravity.
There was a director named Brian Howery at CalArts who made some of the most intriguing theatre pieces I've ever seen. Abstract, yet with fascinating rules that challenged normal physics and played with cause and effect. To this day, I dream about channelling that wonder and strangeness into a story. This drawing came to me quickly, and I threw down washes of ink quickly to capture the crystal clear image while it was fresh in mind.