Finding “Bubbles the Artist” – Advanced Search and Filter

Bubbles the Artist – a fun and interactive way to view art

Bubbles the Artist features the art of GRAMMY®, Tony, and Webbie award-winning artist Allee Willis (whose hit songs include Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” and “Boogie Wonderland”). The website reflects her eccentric essence featuring moving art, ceramics, greeting cards and sound effects.

5D Spectrum created a dynamic search and filter interface that allows users to explore art by category, content topic, and media types – uncovering some hidden gems in this colection.

“There are literally hundreds of paintings and ceramics to browse through… adding the advanced search and filter function allowed me to discover artworks that I had never seen before!”

De Ivett, CEO 5D Spectrum

As one of the oldest websites on the internet, Award-winnig web designer Allee Willis used flash technology to animate and bring the artwork to life. Becauase Flash technology’s ‘end-of-life’ was in late 2020, 5D Spectrum was contracted to convert all of the site’s flash animations to HTML5 formats, a process that took several years, and is still in process today.

“I feel incredibly grateful and humbled to be a part of the massive legacy of Allee Willis. I remember her calling herself an archivist. She was bold not only in sharing her art with the world, but immersing all corners of her life into art. She inspired so many people. When I first got involved, I thought it was a normal sized website until I realized there were tens of thousands of images, games, videos, pictures, props, costumes, stories, parties, and diary entries. No other website comes close to chronicling the life of an artist like this.”

Karen Stever, Project Manager

It has been a long and tedious process but a great percentage of the original flash animations have been converted to modern animation formats while retaining the unique vision of Allee Willis. 

Check out the animations and interactive search features below!

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About: De Ivett

With over 25 years in advertising, graphic design, interactive media, software development and programming, De brings her creative and technical talents to lead the 5D Spectrum team. A well-respected voice in the industry, she has served as a technology and branding panelist for several industry conferences including Digital Hollywood.

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