Calais is a Boread, son of the god of the North Wind, and a demi-god in his own right. He and his twin were Argonauts, and it was aboard the Argos where Calais and Orpheus fell in love. It is said that Orpheus had Calais on his mind when he was killed.
The animation is made of thirteen digital images, hand-cut in the artists likeness. Thirteen (and its alter form four: 1+3=4) is recognized by the artist as a sacred Queer number, representing the fulcrum point of change.
“With Calais, I wanted to capture that spiritual moment when you hear a lover call your name. The stop animation sequence deconstructs the moment into pulsating parts—gold for joy and red for love.” — Artist K Ryan Henisey