Archive for the ‘Digital Sculpture’ Category


Light Sculptures

April 18, 2008

Light sculpture using video mapping

Artist and VJ Joanie Lemercier produced this attractive light sculpture. The effects look striking, the way the light is used, is indeed very witty, especially the balance between the graphics and color against the shadows and angles of the shapes themselves. . This piece is quite similar to the project made Pablo Valbuena. I believe the video mapping has been done with some application such as vvvv.


Augmented reality Sculpture

April 10, 2008

I found this very interesting project by Pablo Valbuena. This artifact mixing a physical volumetric base (which is used as a support), with a virtual projected layer that allows controlling the transformation in space-time.” this creates wildly changing ‘shadows’ and contour lines that can be altered on the fly as a living artwork.

Augmented Sculpture Project

I am getting quite disappointed by the lack of Art in augmented reality; we could certainly say that Game is Art. Of course it is but I am thinking, hoping to find something more conceptual. A virtual fountain by R. Mutt, for example. What a disappointment, most of the websites are about the application itself and papers/essays telling fabulations about how immersive the experienced could be.
After a intensive Google search I came across the augmented Sculpture project, made I believe in 2003.
Real sculpture, modeled in 3D and bring to life in an animated sequence. The concept of taking something real and transposed in a virtual world is very attractive. In a art point of view it would have been even more appealing if the physical sculpture was created by the artist and transferred to this virtual world.

Augmented reality & virtual juggling

The project was called convergence 1.0. This performance combined two very unusual components: Juggling and informatics. There is not just element, but instead became subjects and object of the all spectacle. I think we could summarize the concept by “ What would be left of the juggling if we take away the balls?
The performance has been created in 2004. The main researches were based on the art of the movement around the juggling, and using digital as a tool. I was really absorb by the all performance, I have to say I have never paid attention in juggling before, but now I found the idea extremely original, and controversially enough very innovative.


Digital Sculpture

March 22, 2008

Bruce Beasley

Beasley is a recognize sculptor who uses 3 dimensional modeling to create his pieces. The digital tool allows him to work on the sculpture in a very spontaneous way, and accident can be save and developed in a very interesting manner.  I found some of his work very intense. The shapes used are generally very simple, but harmoniously put together. I am very keen on this kind of approach, using abstract geometric shapes with heavy concrete materials, such as bronze, aluminums…etc.

Cast Aluminum,1963

Corinne Whitaker

I have been looking into different Virtual and Digital sculpture’s forum, and this name kept pop in up.  I am desperately searching for her website (she must have one).
Here we go:

I felt very hard to find a female artist in the digital world. So it was quite endearing to find one in this field.  This artist creates sensuous and organic shape virtually and physically.   I really like the simplicity of the forms, and in the same time, you can feel a very strong touch of feminism.

“There are those who feel that digital art is created by a machine. I suspect that the same discomfort was expressed about photography some 150 years ago. The computer is essentially a big dumb box with almost infinite potential. It takes the sensitivity of the artist to work magic with any tool, be it paintbrush, crayon or computer.” Corinne Whitaker


3D Sculpture

March 14, 2008

Dan Collins

When I heard the word 3d Sculpture, the imae wo crossed my mind was “Twister” by Dan Collins

Or should we say the 3Dman is one of the pioneers of 3D sculpture. I particularly loved one of his self-portrait called “Twister”. The data were acquired with a Cyber ware full-body laser scanner. For the little story, Collins stood on a turntable, which was driven by his wife. This little simple touch, movements were captured during by the scan and gave this amazing and interesting distortion.

This is the 3d data gathered by the laser sc This is the final object printed layer by layer
There are some other artist out there exploring this technology creating beautifull and unusual artifacts.

Michael Rees

This artist has been exploring aesthetic vs artificial Life. One of this major piece “Putto8” appeared in every Digital Art textbooks. The first step of his worked is based on 3d modeling/animation, and then bring them to “Life” , bring then into our physical world using different media. Such as sculpture made of resin –filled plaster, or fiberglass etc…
This way of thinking, executing is very appealing. I am very fascinated by the process and the use of different material to recreate a 3d Print. I am seriously considering this concept on my final project.

Putto 22222
Black Patina on Bronze
Putto 82222 v2
Resin-filled plaster,3d print,Aluminum paint
Putto 82222

You can find an interesting paper on Putto 4

Artist statements of this 2 artists can be found o=in this website
3D sculpture – Rapid Prototyping

I came across this very interesting website: Bitforms

This is actually a gallery in New York City devoted to new media art practices. Since 2001, bitforms gallery has become a highly recognized place of exhibition for artists, curators, and collectors exploring new art forms. If I go back to New York I will definitely have a look. You can see pieces from artist such as Michael Rees, Golan Levin or even Manfred Mohr. This gallery is covering only bitforms art but any digital Art creations.