Inspired by the painting titled American Gothic by artist Grant Wood, Pastoral Gothic is a dystopic allegory of sheeple who are victimized by those in power. The animated tale is about a distracted society who become preoccupied with a blue light.
The light is powerful, and its allure leads the population astray. The animations quirky, lively style and collaged figures give character to the players.
At the same time, famous photographs make up the background imagery and add covert connotations to the piece.
The animation is a cautionary tale that is laced with absurdity and satire to reveal the impact of technology on society.