Circle Squared is a commissioned animation for the New York Times’ ‘T Magazine’. It was released around the holidays as part of a series of shorts that explored the theme of ‘Giving’.
The story is told through stop-motion animation, using toy-like hand-made wooden forms. The shapes interact similarly to the way Russian dolls nest. These cube-animal shapes originate from the idea of a box containing a gift, but instead of depicting a literal gift-giving situation, the story is rooted in the cycle of nature, where animals end up unwittingly giving of themselves so that other creatures may live.
Circle Squared won a Webby and was nominated for a 2007 Emmy.