"Maria's Prayers"
(2018)
Charcoal on Paper 

"I climb over the highest mountains to take you to sky burial."

In Tibetan Buddhism, sky burial is a high form of funeral for the most respected.


 

Maria and Kid have been my earlier reiteration of my self avatar (currently the Twins), which sometimes comes as a dual - a childlike, naive girl pairing a world-weary protective boy.

Technically, this short school film was my first attempt animating charcoal on paper. Semiotically, it expresses my fear of losing "Maria", the child part of me, to the confusion and complexity of my worldly experience.