May 2, 1982
“Liveline” was my first student film made in the MFA program in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts. The film won a Black Maria award from ASIFA East. It was also screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and at the George Pompidou Center in Paris.
I think “Liveline” shows my initial way of thinking when I first arrived at Cal Arts. My artistic expression was freer. I think I needed to get back to that way of thinking before I could really design and carve stone sculpture. I wasn’t ready to do that until I had my Disney Animation adventure. All kinds of expression come at the appropriate time for each artist.
I animated one animal, a cat, in “Liveline” that assumed different designs. The cat always maintained the same demeanor, so the audience knew it was the same cat. In my horse sculptures I often sculpt the same horse, my little mare Kentucky. She assumes different shapes and mostly a similar demeanor. My stone sculptures “Sun Horse“, “Moon Horse“, “Pretty-Girl“, “Sassy” and “A Kiss to the Wind” are all Kentucky.