Thomasin Durgin is a stand-out participant in the Ring A Day Project on Flickr. I’ve been watching her mix it up with classic metalwork, shocking political statements, innovative use of alternative materials, and inspired conceptual pieces. If that weren’t impressive enough, she’s also created video art.
“Making one ring per day for a year is challenging,” Thomasin says, “and I’ve found it helpful to switch between mediums to keep it fresh for myself. Some of my videos are made as conceptual rings and some simply demonstrate the uses of rings that I’ve created. I know virtually nothing about making movies, but I have a lot fun playing with i-Movie and exploring stop-motion techniques.”
Whether I’m snickering at Thomasin’s stop-motion claymation or saddened by her commentary on the gulf oil spill, I’m always surprised and delighted by the range of her fearless explorations.
Watch two more videos by Thomasin Durgin after the jump.