For this graduate thesis at SVA, Pota Tseng (currently at yU+co) took inspiration from a 1913 poem entitled The Gardener by Bengali artist and Brahmo spiritualist Rabindranath Tagore.
The short film is full of beautiful lighting and a painterly softness that befits its naturalistic themes. The mystical narrative is full of moments that give fleeting glimpses of transcendence instead of laying bare the truth after which the musk-deer hunts. This is probably related to the poem’s lines:
I seek what I cannot get,
what I do not seek.