organima 2 - wood eels

Over the last 4 months I’ve been chiseling thin layers off of a small piece of maple wood. Looking at this block at my grandpa’s wood shop, I realized that woodgrain will animate if you slowly reveal new layers of wood. After removing a handful of layers, I noticed that the grain moves like trickling water. I wanted to work with this feeling of water, so I developed animated eels based off of the soundwave of my wood chiseling, and drew them onto each new layer. Eventually after nearly 100 layers, I reached the other side of the block.

Music by Jonah Yano