Gernand, Bruce (2011) Coded chimera: exploring relationships between sculptural form making and biological morphogenesis through computer modelling. Crucible Network, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 0956802206
|Type of Research:||Book|
Initially inspired by the work of biologist D'Arcy Thompson's transformational grids, the research journeys into the realms of biological dynamics to develop new sculptural forms. Using scans of animal specimens and new software tools developed for me by the Cambridge Computer Lab, I have morphed and blended digital meshes of different species to convey qualities of fluidity and mutability.
The convergence of the zoological form and computational strategies is guided by a rather un-scientific and poetic concept: the chimera, a composite of different animal features which make a link with a long tradition in art where paradoxical conjunctions represent psychological integrations.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Sculpture, 3D digital modelling, sculptural and architectural theory, rapid prototyping, metal casting, ceramics|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
|Date:||1 March 2011|
|Funders:||Arts and Humanities Research Council|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Date Deposited:||22 Feb 2012 13:11|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2014 10:53|
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