The Letter Killeth, but the Spirit Giveth Life; Glen Epstein
“If artists travel many roads to find their muse, then Glen could fill an atlas with his meanderings.” So wrote Anne Binder in the 2002 Spring issue of the Letter Arts Review. I encountered Glen Epstein for the first time in 2005 when we worked together on several animations that combined elements of his work with songs from Tom Wait’s 1976 album, Small Change. Working with him was often challenging, but also rewarding beyond anything I could have imagined. He was a prolific artist and rather than attempt to describe his work, I suggest that people go to Glen’s website and take a look around.
In the last few months of his life, Taylor Gentry and I began work on a documentary about Glen that was put on hold when he passed away in October of 2008. I recently rediscovered the tapes and began experimenting with the footage. This video is from only a small slice of time, but I think that it says a lot about Glen and will be of interest to anyone who knew him, his work, or simply anyone who seeks to understand the creative spirit.More from Bocce Ball Multimedia Studio