Standing Mind Over Matter
14"x19"x7" - Laser sintered nylon 3D print
An array of shapes form complex relationships through selective random happenstance and deliberate design. The forms are entangled and weave in and out of each other in purposeful and irrational ways. The apparently organized structural system provides conflicting stimuli. Rules are established, but not adhered to. Identity and function appear determinable, but are not. Many internal details remain hidden from view. The object's complete form is unknowable.
The sculpture was created from constrained random implicit surfaces and procedurally derived structures. These were transformed with turbulent noise prior to direct sculpting and manual manipulation.
Like a Rorschach ink blot, it is designed to make you see things derived from your own mind. This phenomenon is known as pareidolia and is a prominent theme in my work.
The inspiration for this piece came to me while exploring constrained random implicit surfaces. I was thinking about the possibilities, when I saw this sculpture in my mind. The sudden and vivid vision came with explicit knowledge of the process I would use to create it.