Raj Bunnag

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Check out this video by recently graduated MICA student Raj Bunnag. Rather than look to digital technology as means of animating his prints, Raj stuck with analog and a built an old-fashioned “cranky.” He learned about crankies when he did an internship with Baltimore-based artist Kathy Fahey. They were traditionally used in shadow puppet shows to display settings. In Raj’s piece, viewers can turn the wheel (not unlike an actual printing press) and watch as the image scrolls past.

Out of the Jungle IT Came! is the seven and a half foot long linocut that Raj carved for the project. The imagery in the piece references print history as well as Buddhist/ Hindu myths from his Thai ancestry. The final piece is a mash-up of past and present- “pirates, police and corporate raiders are just a few of the many beings that make up the crew on the Barge of Nightmares.” A few in-process pics after the jump from Raj’s tumblr.

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