Tess Martin is an independent animator who works with cut-outs, ink, paint, sand or objects. She is the recipient of numerous grants in support of her films, including The Whale Story, animated on a 16 foot high wall in a public park. Her most recent films are The Lost Mariner, an animated interpretation of an Oliver Sacks case study, and Mario, a paint on glass film based on an Italian folk song. Her films have displayed in galleries as well as at festivals worldwide. She is a member of SEAT, Seattle Experimental Animation Team, a collective of independent animators, and curates touring programs and animation events. Tess is currently based in The Netherlands.