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Tess Martin Animates Identity: On ‘Ginerva’, Painting, and More

Six years ago today, Tess Martin’s Ginerva, a short animated film, exhibited as a solo show at the Bellevue Arts Museum. The film, which utilizes the charming and infinitely impressive paper-cut out style of animation, is based on the poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Dirge,” which is one small part of a larger work Shelley never finished before his untimely more.


Behind the Scenes with ‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ Animator Tess Martin

When I stumbled upon the work of filmmaker and visual artist Tess Martin, I was at once delighted and fascinated by both the mediums she uses and the ideas she explores. Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Martin’s work is informed by hand-made animation techniques and “their potential to explore the human condition.”