What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

But Wouldn’t They Rust?


"The Deep" by PES

“The Deep” by PES

On July 4th, I posted a great video of stop-motion fireworks created by animator PES.

Today, I decided to eat my lunch while being entertained by more short films from PES, and I came upon The Deep. It’s an imaginative ocean populated by creatures made from vintage tools and other random metal items (is that first fish a notary seal?). It’s distinctly steampunk in sensibility, and very, very beautiful.

I’m having great fun watching it over and over, each time figuring out the origins of another element. There’s hand tools, film lenses, chains, skeleton keys, calipers, a cake server, and a host of other things I haven’t figured out yet. I especially love the vintage Whiting & Davis mesh purse fish.

PES is possibly the most patient man on the planet. When discussing his stop-motion work with the LA Times, he told them that on a bad day, after 8+ hour of work, he would sometimes have completed only 3 seconds of film. Yet somehow, he’s created nearly a hundred films, including commercials for Sprint, PSP, and Coinstar, to name a few.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

5 thoughts on “But Wouldn’t They Rust?

  1. absolutely amazing! I love it!


  2. Me, too! It makes me want to go rummage around in the bottom of the tool box and see what comes out.


  3. I love it, so cool.


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