Karen Yasinksy on Maryland Morning Screen Test

This morning on Baltimore’s NPR station, 88.1 FM WYPR, Maryland Morning will be featuring a piece on 2010 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize winner Karen Yasinsky.

Karen Yasinksy at The WindUp Space, photo by Valerie Paulsgrove

Maryland Morning airs every Mon, Tues, Wed, and Fri on WYPR, exploring news, history, arts, and culture from across Maryland.  In the on going series Maryland Morning Screen Test, Tom Hall interviews local film makers and highlights their work.  The segments are recorded at The WindUp Space, and every recording is open to the public.

Maryland Morning Screen Test, Original Air Date 1.27.2012

Feeling limited by the boundaries of painting, Karen Yasinsky creates elaborate and surreal illustrated stop motion animations.  In this one minute excerpt from a 2.5 minute hand-drawn animation, the starting point was a still from the film Au Hasard Balthazar by Robert Bresson:

Enough to drive you mad, 2009 from Karen Yasinsky on Vimeo.

Her nomination on The Baker Artist Awards won her a $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize in 2010.  Click Here to view her nomination.

You can also view her other animations through her Vimeo page by clicking here

 

 

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