Film-making in a nut-shell. There's enough tricks in this short to get to keep up the interest, the variety of which proving a single image can be distorted until it's no longer it's original version, which is what happens (oops, spoiler).
I saw this right after watching the pilot episode of "The O.C." on Hulu. That show is a perfect example of all the things I see stuff like Stan Brakhage films to avoid. Mr. Brakhage's work, unlike most everything on TV, is (a) artistically done, and (b) completely devoid of any desire to be normal, and both traits endear his work to me greatly
A visual embodiment of the representation of nature in art. Sometimes I feel like such a tool discussing experimental film. I wonder if I'm just fooling myself. I think to myself, "is this really art, or is it just a guy fucking around?". But I think if something forces you to think about whether or not it's art, then it must be art. Whatever that means.