FREAK OF NATURE
The first in the tree series, created in 2006.
This piece was made from 3D modelling mixed with photos I took of native Australian parrots on a trip to far north Queensland in 2012.
In 2016, bleaching of coral on the Great Barrier Reef killed between 29 and 50 percent of the reef’s coral. In 2017, the bleaching further expanded to areas of the reef that were previously spared, such as the central one.
Synthetic Nature is inspired by Australian flora and fauna. It is nature digitized. Sounds recorded in nature have been run through computers and electronically manipulated. Computer generated 3D imagery swirls and contorts to the sounds creating semi-abstract interpretations of native plants.
Below is the making of this art piece including reference, photography, sketches and 3D experiments with particles in various 3D programs.
GREY SHRIKE THRUSH
This is a bird sound animation of the Grey Shrike Thrush recorded at Philip Island Victoria
This bird sound animation is a snippet of a larger piece in construction. It is a recording of a Lyre Bird taken in 2015 in Olinda Victoria. The Lyre bird mimics other birds and is quite remarkable.
Photos taken on an expedition to Mount Field National Park, and the Tarkine region. Photos are mixed together with 3D artwork created in Zbrush and 3dsmax and Vray
Created in 2013 from Photos taken in Far North Queensland.
There is two versions, part 1 and part 2. Below is the making of including videos, sketches, photos and reference.
Recorded at Philip Island Victoria