The Forest, 2.37 min, United States, 2014
Damon Mohl (b.1974) is a Student Academy Award nominated filmmaker and multi-media artist. His work bridges traditional methods of painting, drawing and sculpture with digital technology in order to create imaginative, transportive, narrative works. Mohl received his BFA in drawing and painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and his MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
The Forest was shot entirely on a twelve-inch rotating stage containing six miniature diorama scenes. In each scene the actual physical space is exactly six inches wide and three and a half inches deep. My intention with this piece is to transport the viewer to another place for a few moments by evoking an illusionary sensory feeling of an immense and limitless environment within a miniaturized veiled space.