Ink, Coffee, and Wite-Out Helped Make This Wonderfully Intricate Animated Short

Jake Fried’s hand-drawn Mind Frame may only last one minute, but it’s incredibly intricate, crafted from detailed drawings made using ink, coffee, and Wite-Out. And this is just one of several, similar yet distinctly different experimental animations in his body of work.


Here’s a bit more about the artist:

Jake Fried (1984) began his artistic career as a painter, but as he went through the process of layering and modifying images, he realized what truly interested him was the way the images metamorphosed in the course of making a painting and he changed tracks to become an animator. In recent years his films have been widely shown internationally, including at the Tate Modern, Sundance Film Festival and on Adult Swim. Fried works with ink and white-out, sometimes adding gouache, collage and even coffee to generate hallucinatory vistas, modifying and shooting the images over and over to create mind-bending animations that evolve at a frenzied pace. He currently teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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bet this is trippy as fuck on acid