I really appreciated how she used all three sections to draw the viewer in and make them turn their head and move their eyes. She had the stone on the left screen and the viewer became transfixed (or at least I was) when she throws it and it arcs to land on the right screen. I thought her use of space was incredible. In addition, the colors she used throughout the piece seemed to help convey her message. The message I perceived was one of an interaction with nature. She was an adult, sort of longing to "play" in nature and reminisce about where she grew up. I think so many people can identify with this message — THAT is what makes this piece so mesmerizing and powerful.
|A screen grab from Within a Stone's Throw, the color palate is striking.|
My only criticism of this piece was the slightly over edited sections. The moon, for instance, part way thorough the pieced looked like it was just plopped down. I'm not sure if this was her intention, I'm guessing not — as the rest of the piece looked consistent and polished.
Here is a portion of the piece: http://vimeo.com/44030303