Three Statues in Search of a Statue is a short animation made in Maya. The modeling, rigging, animating, texturing, and all other aspects were made entirely by myself.
A large emphasis was placed on how different directional lighting changes the appearance of a face, even with the same face. Moai statues were chosen for their pronounced facial features to explore this facet.
Three statues search underground for a missing friend stuck above them. They convene as faces in the dark. One statue spots the missing friend, but the others do not take her seriously and move heedlessly on. Unfortunately, she has a downward-facing light, and can never shine her light up at the one stuck above.