Friday, January 29, 2016

African Masks Warp in These Hand-Drawn GIFs

By Beckett Mufson
A series of hand-drawn African masks by Brooklyn artist Matthias Brown, a.k.a., Traceloops transforms in a series of seamless GIFs as addicting to watch as the Domino's Pizza Tracker in winter (read: very addicting). Each illustration starts with the same basic image: a thick-browed face Brown tells The Creators Project is "based off of a barn owl and various old statues and masks." A fraction of a second later, the mask splits, warps, divides, combines, changes color, changes shape—and then inevitably winds up back at square one. [link]