Food Sustainability Project

2D Animation


Food sustainability was the theme for Penn Create’s 2019 gallery show. As a member of  the art club Penn Create, I also created an artpiece to be displayed. My work came in the form of a 2D animation made in Photoshop, with the message of eating locally. I used a combination of the video transitions and frame animation in the process. The result is a 3 second long animation that can be looped infinitely. I also added sound effects to liven up the animation using Adobe Premiere. This piece took me about 3-4 weeks, working 3-5 hours each week. 

Students at the Penn Create Gallery Show
April 27, 2019

Still I

The tomato falls through a tomato bush, signifying a fruit falling from its vines. Leaves in the foreground obscure those in the back. I also added motion blur to the frontmost leaves.

Still II

The tomato falls through a harvest basket. This signifies the tomato going straight from the vine to a farmer’s market.

Still III

The tomato knocks into a cutting board. This still signifies the transition from the farmer’s market to the kitchens of everyday households. I hoped this could encourage the community to eat locally, as it not supports local farmers, but also ensures freshness and promotes health.

Final Animation
Turn sound on to enjoy!

Reshu Catherine Liang