Video: Petals of Fire (Written and Directed by Shing02)

Video: Petals of Fire (Written and Directed by Shing02)

We all know and love Shing02 primarily from his collaborations with the late legend Nujabes, but the Japanese artist recently branched out to try his hand at writing and directing a short animation. Kodai Tanaka handled the animation itself while Shing02 took care of the elegant and moving story and direction.

The piece features no dialogue whatsoever, but the story comes together in a beautiful and organic way that speaks with greater volume than any words could ever hope to do. Everywhere in the world, we experience the same joys, sorrows, hardships, and dreams.

Kamir

Kamir Hiam (USA) has been obsessed with hip hop culture since discovering rap as a child in the mid 90s. As curator of The Find's Stay Thirsty podcast, he is an obsessive crate digger, always looking for more dope music. Other hobbies include travel, reading, fitness, and science.