The sakura falls like ash. Hardened into obsidian through diligence and labor, the Woodcutter self-immolates to reveal his flayed form. The fossil wood burns away to reveal its true colors, held together by pulsating veins. In a cycle of renewal, the mycelium and moss regrow the Woodcutter, only to become fuel again for a ceremony of combustion.
Direction: James Jean
Animation: Zachary Darren Corzine
Sound: Nosaj Thing
Specs: 8k MOV, 8000 x 8000 pixels, 1 minute 4 seconds
This artwork is part of SuperRare's #TheGoldStandard exhibition featuring artists of Asian American Pacific Islander heritage in celebration of AAPI month.