My new composition for 2024. Once again beginning as a pencil/charcoal sketch, this piece represents a cosmic view of earth and space, a peaking through the veils into new realities.

Assimilation Video

An experimental video combining elements of AI generated art with original art, digital and stop motion animation. Most of the backgrounds and some of the objects were created by online AI art tool Midjourney. After a few experiments generating various scenes I decided to incorporate them in an animation exploring the role of AI in our near future. I believe the technique has parallels in surrealist techniques of automatic art, frottage and dreamwork etc. The AI is training itself on a vast pool of images already created by humans, almost like a subconcious resevoir which we direct the ‘AI’ to

The Visitors – Night Water

An animation inspired by a view across the moonlit bay one evening, the atmosphere was heavy with the sense of others, I sketched out the night water and started imagining what it was that was coming towards us.. this is the result. Digital sketches of the town and surroundings create the backdrop for this flight of fancy.

Restroom Visit

I saw this porthole displayed in the toilets of a local pub*, and got thinking… Restroom Visit.mp4 from shannon ribbons on Vimeo. * Square and Compass if you’re asking

Album Art

Here is my design for Joaquin Cornejo’s EP: El Viaje. You can listen to the music on Soundcloud here: ‘El Viaje’ is the first EP by the Ecuadorian producer Joaquin Cornejo. It’s a story in form of sounds and textures that explores the relationship between the primal and the ethereal. Particularly through the influence of electronic music and ancestral Latin-American rhythms. More than a creation of sound, this project is a collaboration with it. Almost all the tracks in the EP were composed through free improvisation sessions with amazingly talented musicians from the Manchester scene in order to maintain an