How did you first get into making GIFs? What was the first GIF you made?
I first got into making GIFs in 2012 when I saw all the cool GIFs on Tumblr. I made a few GIFs of Yolandi-Vi$$er shaking her booty in gold hotpants and a few from Disney’s Snow White and Fantasia but I really wanted to make GIFs that were 100% my own. The first original GIF I made was called “Creature with Amethyst Gem” and it was part of a series of GIFs which I called “stereographic drawings”.
Where do you find inspiration?
I am looking for inspiration right now in a book about Netsuke (carved Chinese ornaments). Taoist landscape paintings, and female bodybuilders also inspire me.
Why GIF art?
GIF art has been a way for me, as an artist, to reach a wider audience. It also satisfies a lot of social needs because I meet lots of people online who have seen my GIFs and I enjoy that.
Who are some of your favorite artists?
Most of the artists I have met on Tumblr are my favorite artists: