Debbie’s Visitor


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Debbie told me that her husband has to travel some distance to visit, so he stays in the hospital accommodation. This got me thinking about visitors from the outside and how precious they are, and the contrast to time spent alone in the room. I made this short video from a photo Debbie took of a curious pigeon outside her window – a minor event that, if you were getting on with your daily life, you would probably not even notice.

This project is the first time I’ve worked digitally, creating real paintings on paper and scanning step-by-step and this is the first animation where I’ve made small models and taken a ‘stop motion’ approach, giving the pigeon his comic waddle.


3 thoughts on “Debbie’s Visitor

  1. Like the picture; reminded of when my son was in Foulis (possibly the same room judging by the picture) and we befriended a pigeon who called by for several days eating biscuits we left out for him. We was strangely sad when after a few days he never returned.
    The things you do in there to pass the time!

    (I couldn’t get the link to the video to work, but maybe that’s just me)


  2. Like the picture; my son stayed in the same room and passed the time by leaving out biscuit crumbs for his pigeon visitor. Strangely quite sad when one day the pigeon stopped visiting.


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