TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Taiwanese digital artists have won gold medals at the prestigious New York Art Directors Club Annual Awards.
In the category of movement and film professions for young students, two works from Taiwan won gold medals and one received a merit award. The students came from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei.
Digital artist Hsu Shih-dog (徐世謙) received gold for a 10-minute production titled “Nidus-Barney’s Egg,” which tells the story of a cartoon character who lays a dotted egg in the bathroom during an emotional explosion.
Hsu told CNA he wanted to teach the public that there is no “right way” to release stress.
“One After Another”, directed by Xie Zong-yi (謝宗宜), also won a gold medal. Xie won the jury over with the story of a grandfather teaching a boy how to make an origami boat.
Xie was inspired by the Taiwanese tradition of folding paper lotus flowers for the dead, which occurred after her grandfather passed away. At this time, Xie struggled with the loss, but thanks to the making of animation, he was better able to cope with it.
During this time, Xie also won an award of merit for his work “Artificial Evolution”, which would have a different tone to “One After Another”.
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“Egg of Nidus-Barney.” (Vimeo video)
Trailer for “One after the other”. (Youtube video)