February 20, 2002

I was assigned to animate a word through any medium. The animation must be derived from the words feeling, meaning, and effect. I thought about doing the word "Love". But then realized I could either make that the easiest concept in the world, or the hardest. So the next logical word on the list of choice? "Symbiosis," of course. You know, the relationship between two organisms? Although the literal meaning of the word doesn't necessarily denote a beneficial relationship, as "love" does, I'm a hopeless optimist. See below.

n. pl. sym·bi·o·ses (-sz)
Biology. A close, prolonged association between two or more different organisms of different species that may, but does not necessarily, benefit each member.
[Greek sumbisis, companionship, from sumbioun, to live together, from sumbios, living together : sun-, syn- + bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European Roots.]

The piece was done with Lightwave 7.0, rendered overnight. I credit Matt Hsu's exceptional studio experience for his brilliant foley work and sound effects. It shed a new light on the piece. I couldn't have predicted its outcome if I tried.

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