The panic attack lasted for two days. It woke me up in the night and I said, “My heart is exploding.” I started working on ‘eggshell’ to know myself better. This stop-motion animation is composed of paper cutouts, paint gestures on plastic and sculptures made from cereal boxes. My work is about compartmentalization, about being an artist or dreamer amid the rigid formal tenets of churches and schools. I make imagery from anxious childhood moments. Feeling scared at night, covers pulled overhead. Trapped between powerful authority figures and propelled down an accepted path of behavior and belief. I make artwork about bullies, hero worship, religious fervor, and yearning. Art, Animation, Music, Sound – Case Jernigan Voice – Case Jernigan & Cassandra Shaw Sound Mix – Love Science Music