Dr D Foothead is known for his mesmerising imagery defined by hyper saturated colour, hypnotic detail and dynamic, flowing form. The characters in his work are engaged in mythological journeys. They navigate inner and outer worlds experiencing states of mental abstraction, mystical revelation and transformation. His preferred tool is pen on paper, however, his repertoire of techniques includes painting (acrylic, watercolour, aerosol), cel animation (paper/digital/direct to negative), and the direction, storyboarding, design of his animated films. Often these ingredients are merged with the work of musicians and other fellow makers to create unique and absorbing cultural artefacts (music videos, wall murals, costumes, textile prints).
Dr D Foothead is the alias of Daniel Foothead; Director, Animator and graphic artist originally from New Zealand. His music videos have screened at international festivals including CutOut Fest, KLIK!, and FEST ANČA. He is currently working and exploring in California.
vimeo: Dr D Foothead