Dana Sink & Ivica Širanović | 1:18 | 2020 | USA, Macedonia
Abstract Animals is an animation created by two unexpected friends on opposite sides of the earth. Created by Dana Sink (United States) and Ivica Širanović (Macedonia).
Ivica and Dana corresponded throughout 2019 and 2020 and bonded through their love of animation and the curiosity about each other’s culture.
Ivica did the stop motion animation from his studio in Macedonia and Dana did the 2D animation from his studio in the USA.
Dana Sink lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife, daughter, two cats, and a dog. He creates allegorical animations that draw inspiration from the people and objects around him. His paintings, films, and animations have been seen in galleries and museums internationally. His achievements include several group and independent exhibitions and being featured in various articles and publications. He work has recently been screened at Ann Arbor International Film Festival and Ottawa International Animation Festival.
Ivica Širanović was born and lives in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. When he was a child, there was only one cartoon per day aired on the national TV, at 7:15 p.m., just before the daily news. So, because his passion is animation, he wants to compensate for all the cartoons he missed as a child. He enjoys to hiking, drawing, playing guitar, composing music, and reading books. He balances his creative endeavors with his full-time day job.