First I’d just like to thank you very much for visiting Driftwood and taking an interest in our columns! It really means so much to us editors who have spent a lot of time and energy investing into this lil’ project~
Now onto this columns real topic - art! I’m always immersing myself in different artistic forms, whether it be creative YouTube videos or inspiring Instagram accounts, which makes me incredibly excited to be writing this form of column. Recently I discovered an illustrator and animator named Steve Cutts, and his work is really unique and cool, especially his animations (check it out here!!! http://www.stevecutts.com/). All of his work is commenting on the values and problems of modern day society, whether it be class differences, environmental/wildlife destruction, reliance on technology - really important stuff that needs to be addressed.
But what he does with those topics is also really cool - his stuff ranges from cartoonish/bright artwork to a darker, gritty graphic novel style; this fluidity in his work really makes him unique, especially when it comes to his animations. I love the animations - they’re often combined with bumpin’ tunes as well that really pairs perfectly with the subject matter and animation style (this one in particular: https://youtu.be/Z7OWIQUwp5M).
Anyways, his work really makes an important commentary that’s done in a really interesting style - I really recommend checking his work out!
((My favorite of his animations are: https://youtu.be/td2wFcD424Y ; https://youtu.be/WfGMYdalClU ; https://youtu.be/A-rEb0KuopI))
Thank you for reading~ ♡