Char Davies: ROOT




 
  • ©1991, Char Davies

Artist(s):


Title:


    ROOT

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    1991

Medium:


    Photographic transparency

Size:


    42 x 72

Category:



Technical Information:


    Hardware: Silicon Graphics.
    Software: SOFTIMAGE.


Other Information:


    The process of using interactive 3D software is a vital element of this work, for the technology allows me to visualize in ways intriguingly related to the content being explored. The three-dimensionality of the working space allows me to bypass the picture plane and create embodied form in virtual space, a process that denies tactility and permits a spatial corre­spondence between my body and the cre­ated form. By simulating the natural inter­action of light and shadow with the mate­rial surface, I am able to create “realist” effects from our experience of the physi­cal world, yet at the same time-most sig­nificantly-I can subvert these and cultural constructs (such as empty, geometric space) to fuse “figure” and “ground.”