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A Flower a Day

posted by Jason Kottke Mar 22, 2023

Every day for three years, Iancu Barbarasa drew a flower for his partner and recently he compiled all the drawings into this lovely short film set to Chopin's Minute Waltz. I loved his acknowledgement of his sources and influences:

Questlove once said that "all creative ideas are derivative of another." My project would not exist (or at least not in this form) without the influences of: Katsuji Wakisaka, textile designer and founder of Sou·Sou, who has drawn over 10,000 postcards for his wife — Christoph Niemann's work and also his short film "A Tribute to Maurice Sendak" — "Beyond Noh (Masks of our world)" short film by Patrick Smith — "Plante" short film by Reka Bucsi — and Philippa Perry's "The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)". Last but not least, the end credits are a tribute to Hayao Miyazaki's wonderful "My Neighbour Totoro" film.

A set of postcards featuring the flower drawings are available from Barbarasa's shop.