Sawyer debuts the video for the title track of his new Hide Your Ghost Album. The Hide Your Ghost video was Animated and Directed by Artist and Animator Andrew Benincasa.
Andrew works in paper-cut and stop-motion. His roots are in literature and story-telling, and he developed his own style by making shadow puppet shows for many years. Now he tells humanistic stories in animations, illustrations, and lightboxes.
Andrew lives in Brooklyn, and is currently developing a theater piece around the norse myth of the Death of Balder, as well as an animated adaptation of the Book of Job.”
Sawyer and his family became acquainted with Andrew’s artwork when Sawyer was performing at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs in 2017. Three large light box paper cut panels depicting images of Caffe Lena and the roots of folk music are hung in the newly renovated iconic folk music venue. Producer Joel Moss showed Sawyer a beautiful music video created by Andrew for folk artists Darlingside and Executive director Sarah Craig offered to introduce Sawyer and Andrew by email. Music and stories and visions for the video were shared, and Andrew went to work on his labor intensive, yet magical project.
The result is a moving collaboration of visual and lyrical storytelling.