Andy Lomas: Aggregation




 
  • ©2005, Andy Lomas, Aggregation
  • ©2005, Andy Lomas, Aggregation
  • ©2005, Andy Lomas, Aggregation

Artist(s):


Title:


Aggregation

Exhibition:


SIGGRAPH 2005: Threading Time

Creation Year:


2005

Medium:


Printed digital image

Size:


15 inches x 15 inches

Category:


2D & Wall-Hung

Artist Statement:


These works come from a fascination I have had for many years with the complexity of organic natural forms and their relationship to simple mathematical rules. Influenced by the work of D’Arcy Thompson, Alan Turing, and Ernst Haeckel, they study how the forms of plant and coral-like structures can be created by digital simulation using rules for flow and deposition.These sculptural shapes are created by a process of accretion over time. They are gradually grown by simulating the paths of millions of particles randomly flowing in a field of forces. Over time, they build on top of an initial simple seed surface to produce structures of immense complexity.