Artist & Teacher

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Daedalus as Archetypal Artist

By Norland Téllez | March 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

As a living myth in its time, the myth of Daedalus and Icarus is embedded in a broader cultural matrix that interweaves myth and history into the collective fabric of civilization.

What is Art?

By Norland Téllez | April 12, 2016 | 2 Comments

“When a form of art is primarily personal it deserves to be treated as if it were a neurosis.” – C. G. Jung

The Flight of Icarus

By Norland Téllez | July 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

‘My son, be warned! Neither soar too high, lest the sun melt the wax; nor swoop too low, lest the feathers be wetted by the sea.’

The Mythic Dimension of the 21st century

By Norland Téllez | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Asking the fundamental question of being in our own times, we face the gaping existential blindspot of our absolute historicity, the unconscious framework of the collective, which prevents us from properly knowing ourselves or our “place in history.”

The Initiation of Our Age

By Norland Téllez | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Attempting to trace my own “path to bliss” cannot be a self-centered affair. Every individual decision and risk I take reverberates in the life of the collective that supports me. An authentic path, therefore, can never be a question of isolated “personal responsibility.”

The Rising Dawn

By Norland Téllez | December 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

From time immemorial, in the highlands of Mesoamerica, the spectacle of the winter solstice, this most sacred of rising dawns, has offered a precise point of spiritual concentration and reflection on the nature of being in time.

SKETCHBOOKS

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PRODUCTION DESIGN

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Popol-Wuh

Dawn of Creations

THE TWINS OF THE FEATHERED SERPENT

THE ANCIENT GRANDMOTHER MOON

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THE CREATION OF THE WOODEN PEOPLE

ARCHETYPAL CHARACTER DESIGN

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Momotoro the Peach Boy

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ANIMATION

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Feature Animation

Character & Effects

2D Animation Artist

Character and Effects

A sample of my feature animation work, which began in 1991 during the production of Beauty & the Beast, with a final highlight of my Animation work from Cartoon Network's Powerpuff Girls the Movie.

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Once Upon A Sign

Director of Animation and Production Designer

CLASSES

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Norland Téllez, PhD

Speaking & Teaching

On Art and Mythology

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Production Design: Character & Background

As a visual development artist, Norland tackles Character Design and Background Painting on the same stroke.

Life-Drawing & Painting

Improve your drawing skills by learning from the Masters of the craft in the history of painting and sculpture.

Joseph Campbell Foundation

As a regular contributor to the PGI Myth Salon series and the Joseph Campbell Foundation, Norland lectures on the subject of mythology, with particular emphasis on the epic imagination.

Popol-Wuh: Dawn of Creations

Currently working on his own translation of the indigenous text of the Popol Vuh as Wisdom of the Peoples, both as an illustrator and writer.

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SPEAKING

On Creative-Being Itself

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WORKSHOPS

Hands-on training in the Visual Arts

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SHOWS

Creative Visions