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Mesmerizing Stop Motion Animation Takes You Inside a Block of Wood, Layer by Layer


If you enjoyed the sanding stop-motion video we featured this past week, this creation is going to be right up your alley.

Called Waves of Grain, this experimental short film by Keith Skretch follows the mesmerizing patterns created by the grain in a block of wood as it’s slowly stripped away layer-by-layer using a planer.


As you’ve probably already figured out, the animation was created by taking a photograph of the wood grain after each pass of the planer. The rather psychedelic result highlights just how much beauty and variety hides in every grain of wood.

At only two minutes long, it’s a quick Sunday watch that’s sure to entertain.

(via Laughing Squid)