My husband has a background in film and video and ever since I began working on my "collection" of figurative work he's been bugging me to do an animation project with him incorporating the figurines and their distopic world. Needless to say due to lack of time and finances we've yet to get the project going. And then what do I stumble upon but an amazing animation by the artist Barnaby Branford (whose work I totally love) and I realize that maybe I shouldn't bother after all, since this animation is so awesome.
Anyway, find 10 minutes of your life to check out Damaged Goods by Barnaby Branford, it's just to sweet to miss.
And here's a bit about Barnaby:
" Barnaby Barford is an artist who works with ceramics to create unique narrative pieces. Although an accomplished craftsman, Barford primarily selects found objects, taking both mass-manufactured and antique figurines and turning them into sinister, sardonic but invariably humorous sculptures. As the sentimental figurines become characters in his twisted narratives, Barford turns their perceived vulgarity on its head, often into a different and more explicit vulgarity.
Barnaby Barford graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2002. He has been the subject of several solo exhibitions in the UK, and has shown in major exhibitions in the US and Japan. In 2004 he was named Young Designer of the Year by Wallpaper* magazine.
As well as creating his one-off pieces, Barford has made projection based installations, worked with prestigious companies including Nymphenburg and has designed products for Thorsten Van Elten."
Check out more of his work here on his website.