Director: Karen Aqua
We are saddened to report Karen's peaceful passing on Monday, May 30th, 2011.
In the southwestern United States lies Three Rivers, an ancient Native American rock art site where over 10,000 petroglyphs (pecked and incised images) were created by the Jornada Mogollon people between 900 and 1400 A.D. Thirty-five miles away, on the White Sands Missile Range, the world's first atomic bomb was detonated at the Trinity Site in 1945. The juxtaposition of these sites points to the striking contrast between the two worlds which created them: one which reveres and lives in harmony with the natural world, and one which, in striving to control the forces of nature, has created a means for its destruction. This animated film explores these opposing forces and their relationship and effect on one another.
USA, 1997, 9 min. Animation, Director: Karen Aqua
"I am sorry to report to you that my wife, animator Karen Aqua, passed away after a long batter with cancer on May 30th, 2011."
Ken Field, husband, composer and sound designer for many of Karen's films, including "Ground Zero / Sacred Ground".
There is information about Karen at http://karenaqua.com, including a link for purchasing a compilation DVD of all of her work.
Yellow Oscar Nomination