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Angels in Maui

Deanna Morse's avatar Deanna Morse

Angels in Maui breaks the sea surface, above and below. We see the amorphous shape of a whale directly below in water, intercut with the distinctive breeches and slaps as whales come above, communicating to each other. The swimmer mimics the turtles as they break the surface, too, coming up to breathe. The singer calls to these angels “Walk me through this one, don’t leave me alone.” An award winning internationally recognized filmmaker, Deanna Morse has created animations for Sesame Street and is represented in permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her current work examines nature through the lens of time, advocating for mindful interaction with our environment. Previous ArtPrize entries were on the juror's short list and the Top 20 Public Vote. For ArtPrize, Angels in Maui is appropriately situated at The Holiday Bar, an intimate setting where Morse sang karaoke.

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  • Art form: Time-Based
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  • Year created: 2015
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