Artificial Landscapes explores the relationship between synthetic materials and experiences, and natural ones. By beginning with a living organism, such as the fish, I digitized it, capturing its data and familiar textures into multiple processing platforms. Working between Rhinoceros, Maya, Z-Brush and the Adobe Creative Suites, this now purely synthetic model seeks to compare and contradict the materiality in its essence. From this experimentation, the studio then took these juxtapositions and implemented them into larger landscapes. I sought to blur the boundary between landscape and building - the landscape in mine being highly synthetic, and the building being more natural.
Status: School Project
Location: Southern California Institute of Architecture