Inspired by New York City

sometimes, new york city looks awful to me. then, i open the door to the space of my studio... and it’s just magical. looking out to this incredible panorama in midtown Manhattan, with spires rising in different shapes, compositions, parts of these buildings reflected on other buildings and the clouds coming across – it is different every single day, every season of the year. it is always full of fresh possibility.
— Gwyneth Leech

Pioneering NYC artist, Gwyneth Leech, enters a midtown art studio only to find that her skyline view will soon be blocked by the construction of yet another high-rise hotel. But as the perspective out her window permanently shifts, so does the artist's point of view.

The Monolith is directed by Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr. (The Woman Who Wasn't There), produced and shot by Andy Bowley, EP'd by Andrea L. Smith. Rosie Walunas adeptly employed the Adobe Creative Suite to bring over 200 pieces of Leech’s beautiful artwork to life using Animation, Motion Graphics and Compositing. Leech has exhibited her work across the United States and the UK in museums, commercial galleries, public art spaces, and alternative venues.

watch this unique video below, full of substance and character, reflecting the work of two creative minds – Gwyneth, The Artist, And Angelo, The Filmmaker – who were able to see and extract this powerful magic out of the ordinary and mundane.