music by Fred Squire
Pretty Birds is a short animation inspired by the song of the same name by Fred Squire. The straightforward tenderness of Fred's song is echoed through Tara's use of monochromatic imagery and graceful animation. The song was inspired by real events, and reminds us that our actions may have untold effects on ourselves and those around us. The animation was completed in seven days using hand-carved rubber stamps and digital processing.