I have been fortunate enough to have one of my new sculptural works accepted into SWELL 2014 - The swell sculpture festival is going to be held in September this year along the Currumbin esplanade. My submission titled; Hidden Reflections: Tursiops will combine both digital and the physical using augmented reality and 3D printing.
My artists statement - "The lines are blurring between the physical and the digital. Hidden Reflections: Tursiops is the interplay between the real and the virtual. The work originated from bone fragments, was realised digitally and then 3D printed, becoming both a physical art piece and augmented reality (AR). The AR component of sculpture reflects this digital side of my practice, whilst incorporating it into the physical installation space. I have surfed with Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), I wanted to re-display an aspect of this beautiful creature in a setting by the sea."
The installation combines my techniques and experience in AR and RP and its one of my first tethered AR pieces which is linked to a physical space or point. To be able to see the AR component of the work on a mobile device, you will need to by download the free juniao app from either google play or iTunes :
Its great have my work seen by a new audience in one of my favorite spaces - the sea. The work is still in progress and I will be receiving the 3D print component of my sculpture installation in about a weeks time. I will post more on the progress of the installation then.
Some images from my proposal to the Swell committee are below:
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