Jumping Rock

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drawing of wolf reading to sheep while concealing a simmering pot and a dead shepherd

Whose emissions stink more?

drawing of man holding a balance in which industrial emissions are outweighed by a single cow's farts

A bit of sarcasm.

Yellow Dream

watercolor drawing of yellow leaves falling from trees onto a sleeping woman

Buffalo sends greetings

drawing of water buffalo (kwaai) in graduation robe with 'kwaai-gratulation' sign

drawing of rat in graduation robe with 'rat-gratulation' sign

drawing of pig in graduation robe with 'pig-gratulation' sign

Kwaai is a transliteration of the Thai word for water buffalo.

Stop fire Amazon. You are world’s lung!

Watercolor drawing of people, representing South American countries, standing amid flames

Origin of the ‘Jumping Rock’ domain name

In 2005 I got some animation software. A standard exercise for beginning animators, people said, is to create a looping sequence of a ball bouncing in place. An alternative image came to me:

That is, what if the thing went up and came down, and then — thunk! — just sat there until it hurled itself upward again? And anyway what sort of thing would do that?

A rock. A jumping rock.

But a rock is purposeful; it exerts itself for a reason. So I added horizontal motion. This movie is an answer to the question, “If a rock wants to get from A to B, what will it do?”

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As soon as I try to be a particular thing, I’m not that thing.

“What do you do?” Just as with some questions the answer isn’t “no” unless you ask, to this question the answer isn’t unknown unless I speak it.

It’s Sun-square-Neptune all over again, perfectly expressed.

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The English language is made of knives.