Ling Toh

The Life of Gigi

Class of: 2026

Major: Fine Arts BFA

Medium: Polymer clay, wire, fabric, recycled materials

Faculty: Madeline Schwartzman

Prompt: This assignment required us to make an animation of a studio partner's life. With reference to my studio partner's sketches of objects in their life, I had to create a stop-motion animation on Premiere Pro.

I chose to make the animation with polymer clay to bring visual depth to the piece. I felt that a three dimensional medium was the most effective in telling the narrative, and wanted to incorporate wire sculpting skills I had picked up in Space and Materiality. I was successful in bringing out my studio partner’s personality in the animation while maintaining my personal art style.