Hand-drawn animation, 4 minutes, sound, 2019
This short animation contains all the colors and flora from Herman Melville's 1856 short story "The Piazza." The story is about a man who idealizes a place in the mountains he sees in the distance. He then travels to the place and finds an unhappy young woman who, in turn, idealizes the place she sees across the valley. He does not tell her it is his home and returns to his lonely abode with a changed perspective on idealism.
Music: Frederic Chopin, Berecuse in D flat, 1843, performed by Moriz Rosenthal in 1930.