Creator of animated series ‘Cooking with Wool’ uses wool and patience to develop characters for stop-motion animated films; projects include ‘Elder,’ a commercial piece that explores live-in care, and her award-winning short ‘Tulip.’
Hornet has welcomed animator and director Andrea Love to its roster of directors, Specializing in stop-motion, Love is devoted to detail and develops her characters with patience. Her journey into the world of animation began when she received a BA in video production and film studies from Hampshire College. After university, she journeyed to the Olympic Peninsula where she initially worked on farms before gradually taking animation odd jobs in the offseason for various small businesses.
Love is self-taught in the art of stop-motion animation. In Port Townsend, where Love currently lives, she grew a following on Instagram. She has subsequently filled her portfolio with a mix of narrative shorts, commercial projects, and documentaries. Her 2020 film Tulip was selected at the Annecy International Animation Festival and won an Audience Award at the New York International Children’s Festival.
Her first foray into commercial work was Elder – a thoughtful take on live-in care. Her personal series, Cooking with Wool is animated using Love’s chosen medium, wool. It’s also an eco-friendly choice.
"I love fiber both for its tactile and fuzzy texture, but also because it is a natural material,” commented Love. “Sheep need to be sheared in order to protect their health and hygiene, making it renewable and sustainable. My family and I strive to live sustainably with a low carbon footprint and care deeply about mitigating the environmental costs of climate change."
Love is equipped with a full-service animation studio and is well versed in all aspects of production.
“I’m interested in collaborating with other artists, storyboard artists, set designers, and so on,” she added. “Maybe even working in the Hornet studio on certain projects. Living in Port Townsend can be super isolating sometimes. I’m excited about the opportunity to work in tandem with larger crews and expand my production capabilities.”