Using Animation to Capture the Serene Moments of Daily Life

This article showcases the ‘delicate gifs’ created by the illustrator Maori Sakai. What really stood out to me about her gifs was their simplicity. She uses minimal animation to bring to life a scene that we have all experienced at some point in our lives. Another thing that her creations made me think about was how powerful animation can be, how just a simple movement in a picture can alter and sometimes even enhance the meaning we derive from it. For instance, the butterflies fluttering around the bouquet of flowers emphasize how fresh they are, or the buzzing alarm clock with the coffee maker running instantly reminds us of that early morning rush. Her animations add an old world charm to her illustrations which help capture the calmness amidst the chaotic moments from our daily lives.

Check out more of her beautiful creations here!

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