What do you call a talented illustrator, artist, and sculptor with a highly
recognizable aesthetic that also excels in stop-motion animation?
Margaret Meyer: Jack-of-all-Trades.
Meyer is a Portland based artist with a history of involvement in many
well-known productions. She did costume design and fabrication for
Coraline and ParaNorman as well as full character design and fabrication
for “Moral Orel” (a personal favorite), “Robot Chicken“, and “The
Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.” Find the specifics on her IMDB page.
But more importantly, her personal art is really expansive, too. There’s
works on paper, wood, canvas, shadowboxes, sculptures, and embroidery,
all guided by her individual sensibilities. It’s a spooky little world imagined
by Meyer; vaguely soft or pleasant, but with faces that unsettle and
occasional references to violence and feelings of emptiness. Through her
process Meyer builds up a lot of storied wear-and-tear on her surfaces
which greatly amplifies the broken-down qualities of her curious creatures.
Check out more of her work on her Esty Shop: Phylum Obscura or her