Digital Sculptures by Kevin Mack
“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.
Like a Rorschach inkblot, it is designed to make you see things derived from your own mind. This is known as pareidolia and is a common theme in my work.
The sculpture was created from directed random implicit surfaces and procedurally derived structures. These were distorted with turbulent noise prior to direct sculpting and manual manipulation.
The inspiration for this piece came to me while exploring directed 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.
Totem To The Illusion Of Things refers to the illusion of everything in general as well as the illusion of things as separate from each other. A number of different objects are entangled to create an integrated symbolic emblem for the illusion of things.
The sculpture was created using fluid dynamic simulation, procedural modeling, implicit surfaces and digital sculpting. It was produced in nylon using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3-D printing.
Aboxa Holy Vessel is a character study of non-dualism. The unity of the pairs of opposites is visualized by a single-sided surface. Like a complex Mobius strip, inside and outside are one, allowing the vessel to contain infinity. The title is also a play on words. The sculpture is essentially an extremely modified hollow box with many holes and is intended as an object of contemplation, so it is “a box, a holy vessel”.
Frank’s Flowing Self-Awareness is a visualization of the fluid nature of self-awareness. Its shapes are both distinct and interconnected. The piece is intended to inspire imagination and contemplation of the self.
Mobius Ganesha is named for Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu deity, who is the remover of obstacles. The sculpture is also a single sided surface. Like a complex Mobius strip, the inside and outside are one. This represents non-dualism as well as the intellectual integration of radically opposing concepts into singular understanding. – Kevin Mack