Standby is the culmination of three large works into one story. Back in 2009 or so I was commissioned to create something for a region called Black Swan created by Starax/Light waves for
At this time I had the idea to create a narrative which would be told in installments over many years. In fact the new work "Hand" which should open in a few weeks is a continuation of this original story as has been every work with the exception of Virginia Alone. Each story resides in the same world and act as layers to an overall narrative. The work for Black Swan was called the Daughter of Gears and after the exhibition IBM requested to have it shown on their regions. The following two installments, the Rabbicorn story and then Standy were at IBM. I used this work to apply for a Government Grant at the Ontario Arts Council and it was the first of three successful art grants to be awarded to me thus far. Standby is the title of the three stories combined into one machinima and it was my first extended machinima running at around 30 minutes long.