Dream – Tess Wagner (EUA)
dream is my first audiovisual composition, completed under the guidance of Dr. He during my pursuit of a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona. In this piece, I explored simple animation by manipulating and distorting over 30 layers of a digitally painted ocean scene I created in Photoshop. The piece was created during the Coronavirus pandemic and explores the properties of water and fire in a nebulous and saturated dreamscape. Working in this invented digital dream-space became a necessary escape for me during the chaotic isolation of life during the pandemic.
Tess is a multimedia artist, landscape designer, and ecological restoration practitioner. She lives in Patagonia, Arizona, where she manages the watershed restoration program for a local non-profit. Tess spends her free time exploring the wild landscapes of the sky islands and creating multimedia artwork inspired by her wanderings.