© Maya Yonesho 1998.

2nd Animation Division Excellence Award

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Animated short film

YONESHO Maya [Japan]

Reason for Award

The artist uses a sketchbook binding in place of taps, synchronizing them with music and lovely children’s voices to create abstract forms and colors in a work that has all the elegance and beauty of the Canadian animation of the past. There are so many “characters” being produced and promoted today that abstract works such as this one are like a cool, refreshing drink of water. Though short, this is a work of extremely high refinement.