The above Stop-motion animation  A Wolf Loves Pork comes from Taijin Takecuchi, one of the featured artists in San Jose Museum of Art’s New Stories from the Edge of Asia: Plastic Life. Takecuchi received his BFA from the Kyushu Institute of Design (in visual communication) and got an MFA in imaging arts and science from the Musashino Art University. A Wolf Loves Pork was created through a collage of thousands of individual still images.

About New Stories From the Edge of Asia: Plastic Life –

This exhibition is the first in a new series that features recent work by artists from Pacific Rim countries and cultures who explore new narrative territory using animation, digital techniques, video, and film. Plastic Life looks at the ways artists weave the past and the present; the local and the universal; the ancient and the futuristic. Included are the works by Japanese-American artist Bruce Yonemoto, who lives in Los Angeles; Goang-ming Yuan, from Taiwan; Korean-born Hye Rim Lee, who lives in New Zealand; as well as exciting emerging artists.

On view through September 19, 2010.

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