It fascinates me that sometimes when inspiration comes, it's everywhere I look. I like that! My challenge to visualize the connection of all life on Earth has been catapulted forward, again with help from friends, new and old.
My new working title is One & All. I hope it sticks as I progress through the production process…I like it.
|Kristin Reiber Harris Star sequence|
I have mentioned my work the Donna Iona Drozda, artist and creative counselor. At some point a few words or comments from Donna sparked something that resulted in the first viable draft of my script for this project. What a great feeling. It created a framework while shining a light on a path forward. What more can you ask for.
I realized my script would be poetry and reference the continuity/connection of all life while our heroine moves in and out of a physical presence. A fanciful approach was what was needed. Here is the first stanza.
One & All
Animated poem by Kristin Reiber Harris
When I was a star
Before I was born
I dreamed I was
All things at once
And nothing at all
I saw the oneness of things
I am thrilled that I will be able to work with actress/voice talent Vanessa Richardson on this project. She talent has been pivotal in many of my projects. I have also found some great acoustic guitar tracks on Free Music Archive that have great promise.
I have to mention Lao Tzu. This Chinese philosopher's work (500 BCE) is daily reading and an essential framer of my understanding of how all things are connected and interdependent. The translation I am reading is by Brian Walker, The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu: Hua Hu Ching.
I was particularly inspired by Christina Salas, an artist whose work I was introduced to online, reconfirming a direction I had been headed.
| Kristin Reiber Harris, digital Art for the dream sequencing|
On a recent visit to the Cooper Hewitt Museum in Manhattan I found a wonderful kids book, We are All Me, written and illustrated by Jordan Crane. This book masterfully tells young children that all humans are connected. The artwork is bright and fanciful. I found it very encouraging that someone had chosen this topic for very young children. My project is designed for families (ie not just for kids). The idea is to make this concept (we're are all in this together) accessible.
|Kristin Reiber Harris Tree of Life|
You know trees will be featured, here is one of the Tree of Life series I developed for this project.
My first grant application is due on April 29 and it is keeping me focused on budgets, distribution plans and other aspects of this process someone needs to MAKE me DO!