“Becoming Judas” is the latest collaboration between artist/animator Cheryl Gross and poet Nicelle Davis. The animation consists of 5 poems, soon to be published by Red Hen Press. The music by Karl Preusser temps the audience, earning a permanent place in the viewer’s memory.
Nicelle and I have collaborated on several books and projects. I find her poetry disturbingly intriguing. The interesting part of this collaboration is the fact that we have never met in person. Our collaboration was established completely through our art. We have never spoken outside the Internet.
This animation is about my friend Louis having one of my illustrations tattooed on his leg. The illustration is of a sword swallower that enhances the poem; I Found My Own, I Must Have Eaten It Without Knowing, by Nicelle Davis.
“Circe” is a series of five poems from the book by Nicelle Davis:
The film is a motion graphic used as a promotion for the book by Nicelle Davis, illustrations by Cheryl Gross. It focuses on 5 poems; The Angry Siren, The Sad Siren, The Little Siren, The Night Circe Can’t Remember, and Vision Happens Regardless of Sight. In Greek mythology, Circe ( /ˈsɜrsiː/; Greek Κίρκη Kírkē “falcon”) is a minor goddess of magic (or sometimes a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress), described in Homer’s Odyssey as “The loveliest of all immortals”, living on the island of Aeaea, famous for her part in the adventures of Odysseus.
Animated and produced by Cheryl Gross, Circe will be published this coming fall in book form by, Lowbrow Press.
Visually stimulating and provocative to say the least, Circe is indeed the perfect marriage between art and poetry.