I kept fiddling with my phone through dinner because I was fascinated that every time I tried to type love, I missed the o and hit i instead. I live you is a mistake I make so often, I wonder if it’s not what I’ve been really meaning to say.
— Jamaal May, from “Macrophobia: Fear of Waiting,” Hum
Art, be it poetry, music, sculpture, puppetry—the whole of it, inspires change on a personal level rather than a global one. This is important because the individual is the whole. The creation of art argues that people are connected, ideas are connected, the past and future are connected by this moment.
“ There was a point where I wanted to quit and give up, thinking ” Damn, am I even going to make it?“ I was broke, I was working part-time at the Gap, then coming home, trying to do animation. I started to get really focused & I decided to cut back on my hours at the clothing store. In animation class, I was working hard in the classroom and a guy I didn’t know, who got an animation job out in California, saw my work and asked me "Do you want to come and work out in California?” That was just from him seeing my work only. Someone is always looking at what you’re doing, I don’t care where you’re working… If you’re packing bags at the supermarket, you’d better be the best bagger, because someone is always watching…and that’s going to lead you to the next thing in my opinion.“ - Jamaal Bradley, Dreamworks Feature Supervising Animator