Let’s not beat around the bush here: Matthew Hillock‘s website is a mess. It consists entirely of a download icon that no longer works, a link to his CV and his contact info. If a friend hadn’t shared the above GIF with me I would never have found any work on his site. (It was presented as evidence that Clement Valla was influencing younger artists, an argument that judging from the image above alone, can’t be dismissed.)
Whatever the professional issues, Hillock’s GIF of what resembles 3D rendered coffee stir sticks overlaid on a map is worth posting. Light functions in much the same way as a video—and the slow movements of these colored sticks brightening whenever they hit a patch of light—and the repeating swaying of the sticks makes the GIF resemble trees in a forest. It’s mesmerizing and that’s its success.