Animator and film director, Anna Ginsburg partners with Freddy Taylor to create a no-frills website, Spin the Aub, which features a simple interface and a customized spot for the deliciously cheeky aubergine. The enthralling website instantly opens up into a compact series of finely-detailed eggplants, each designed with their own specific animation style. One digitally-realized aub undoes itself into an endless loop of smaller aubs, mimicking the self-contained gimmick of Russian nesting dolls. Another version wears a purple coat of implacable yet appealing texture, preening its glossy fur with every rotation. In total, Ginsburg creates nine unique aubergines, some with computer generation, and others by hand-drawing. Every aub in the collection is composed of 100 drawings. Some of the preliminary and manual aspects of creating the vegetable form consisted of laser-cutting several aubergine shapes, painting them, then wrapping the shapes in rubber bands. Each aubergine is set to a soundtrack by FrnkBoff.
Take these eggplants for a spin on the official website and through these GIFs, right here:
And the all-mighty and original aubergine:
Explore more of Anna Ginsburg’s contemporary artwork on her website, here.