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3D Hybrid

February 19, 2008

When I first heard that title I mainly thought about Sculpture. However not a sculpture modeled in clay or stones etc.., but more of something created with a 3d Application and transferred in one way or another in our real world.
When I said one way or another I meant physically such as a real sculpture and virtually –Augmented reality.
I believe my researches are going to be mainly based on these 2 themes

Rob Fisher

Sculptor Rob Fisher was one of the first to be interested in working with digital technology and started to use computer as a tool.

River Rock, Granite, Stainless Steel, Aluminum 2001

This piece explores the relationship between containers and contained. The central element is kinetic and moves with the wind. This artifact combines both digital and traditional method.
The sculpture summarizes pretty well the possibility of a 3D application in our real world. Complexity and simplicity merged together making a 3d tools and physical tool complimentary.

http://www.sculpture.org/portfolio/sculptorPage.php?sculptor_id=1000080

Sam Buxton

For my first assignment I have to found 4 subjects of study related to 3D Hybrid. Of course I could have immediately jump on some research around 3d Software such as Maya, however real sculpture for example is called a 3d object too. So I decided to look into some different approach and different way to obtain, create a 3D object.
Last year, I went to a talk in Kenetica Museum, the guest was Sam Buxton. The artist designer made himself quite famous in the digital art world with some object such as The “Clone Chair”. Nevertheless, during his talk he told us how he has been noticed as a Designer. He decided to design an unusual business card. The business card became actually a highly detailed fold up structure.
Sam Buxton wanted to design himself a unique business card that would really show off his talents, so he designs a card that replicated a 3D version of himself working at his computer.
MIKRO House. It’s a flat piece of stainless steel that becomes dimensional when unfolded. I really like the idea, in a way very simple but obviously very effective indeed. The Mikro man fold up sculpture can be bought and collected. Different everyday scene has been created.

The Mikro series was born.
Different everyday scene highly detailed fold up structure, has been disigned and sold .

http://www.designmuseum.org/design/sam-buxton

Origami Sculpture

After looking at Sam Buxton work, I could not move on to another subject without a little detour to origami Art.
Origami  (Paper folding) or, the art of paper folding is a traditional craft in Japan, which has been practiced for centuries.
One of the most famous Origami designs is the International Peace Crane, which represents hope for peace all over the world.  The paper crane became a symbol throughout the world when the story of Sadako Sasaki became known.
Sadako was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, J on August 6, 1945.  1955, at age 11, while practicing for a big race, she faint and fell to the ground. Sadako was diagnosed with Leukemia, “the atom bomb” disease. One day her best friend told her
of an old Japanese legend which said that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes would be given a wish. Hoping that the gods would make her wish come true, to  get well so that she could run again ,  She started to built paper cranes and completed over 1000 before dying on October 25, 1955 at the age of twelve.

I will write “peace” on your wings, and you will fly all over the world. -Sadako Sasaki
http://www.city.hiroshima.jp/shimin/heiwa/crane.html

I have never heard of that story before, I will never look at origami in the same way ever
Amazing object can be done with a simple piece of paper, however no cutting is allowed.1000’s of Diagrams can be found on the web I was very interested by this 2 websites, especially by the work of the Eric Joisel. It never crossed my mind we coud achieves this kind of piece with a simple piece of paper….

“The Dwarf” By Eric Joisel


It is hard to believe that this piece is made out of a single piece of Paper! Is it really?

http://www.ericjoisel.com/home.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/josephwuorigami/sets/72157602804505771/

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